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  Definition of displacement
  1. act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
  2. act of removing from office or employment
  3. to move something from its natural environment
  4. the act of uniform movement
  5. an event in which something is displaced without rotation
  6. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
  7. (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
Similar Words: supplanting, deracination, translation, shift, displacement reaction

 

Hyponyms: amplitude, luxation, transference

 

Derivational Morphology: displace, supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, uproot, deracinate, extirpate, root out, dislocate, translate, switch, shift, change, change over

 

 
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