Dictionary Results for displacement

1. displacement - noun

· act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

Synonym(s): supplanting

Hypernym(s): replacement, replacing

2. displacement - noun

· an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Synonym(s): shift

Hypernym(s): translation

3. displacement - noun

· the act of uniform movement

Synonym(s): translation

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move

4. displacement - noun

· (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

Synonym(s): displacement_reaction

Hypernym(s): chemical_reaction, reaction

5. displacement - noun

· (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one

Hypernym(s): defense_mechanism, defense_reaction, defence_mechanism, defence_reaction, defense, defence

6. displacement - noun

· to move something from its natural environment

Synonym(s): deracination

Hypernym(s): movement

7. displacement - noun

· act of removing from office or employment

Hypernym(s): rejection

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