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displacement British & World English

The action of moving something from its place or position

displacement pump British & World English

A pump in which liquid is moved out of the pump chamber by a moving surface or by the introduction of compressed air or gas

load displacement British & World English

The weight of water displaced by a ship when laden

displacement activity British & World English

An animal or human activity that seems inappropriate, such as head-scratching when confused, considered to arise unconsciously when a conflict between antagonistic urges cannot be resolved

displacement ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of measurement of a ship’s weight representing the weight of water it displaces with the load line just immersed, equal to 2,240 lb or 35 cu. ft (0.99 cubic metres)