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displaces, 3rd person singular present; displaced, past participle; displacing, present participle; displaced, past tense;
  1. Take over the place, position, or role of (someone or something)
    • - in the northern states of India, Hindi has largely displaced English
  2. Cause (something) to move from its proper or usual place
    • - he seems to have displaced some vertebrae
  3. Force (someone) to leave their home, typically because of war, persecution, or natural disaster
    • - thousands of people have been displaced by the civil war
  4. Remove (someone) from a job or position of authority against their will
    • - his aides were discredited and displaced

  1. cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
  2. preempt: take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
  3. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
  4. move: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
  5. (displacement) supplanting: act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
  6. (displacement) shift: an event in which something is displaced without rotation
  7. A ship's displacement is its mass at any given time, generally expressed in metric tons or long tons. The term is often used to mean the ship's mass when it is loaded to its maximum capacity. ...
  8. Displaced is a 2006 British feature film produced by Skylandian Pictures. Produced by Mark Strange and directed by Martin Holland, the film took six years to make and secured a US distribution deal with Silverline Entertainment at the end of 2005.
  9. (Displacement (engine)) Engine displacement is the volume swept by all the pistons inside the cylinders of an internal combustion engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC). ...
  10. (Displacement (ethology)) A displacement activity is the result of two contradicting instincts in a particular situation. ...
  11. (Displacement (of a fluid)) In fluid mechanics, displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid, pushing it out of the way and taking its place. ...
  12. (Displacement (psiology, parapsychology, psychical science)) Parapsychology is a discipline that seeks to investigate the existence and causes of psychic abilities, near-death experiences, and life after death using the scientific method. ...
  13. to move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland; to supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute; to have a weight equal to that of the water displaced
  14. (displacement) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place; The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body; The process of extracting soluble ...
  15. (Displaced) as applied to a Jack or Bowl means disturbed by any agency that is not sanctioned by these Laws.
  16. (displaced) Lacking a home or country.
  17. A displaced person is the person whose usual place of residence before the 1967 war was the West Bank or Gaza Strip, and left it as a result of that war, whether he was forced to leave during the war or after it, and also displaced person is considered as every person whose place of residence ...
  18. Displaced is the measure of cubic feet per minute produced by an air compressor working in a perfect environment at 100% efficiency.
  19. (Displacement) moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.
  20. (displacement) the amount of motion applied to a hose defined as inches for parallel offset and degrees for angular misalignment.
  21. (Displacement (Piston Displacement)) Sum of the volumes swept by an engine's pistons as they travel up and down in their cylinders. Based upon bore (diameter of cylinder) and stroke (distance traveled by piston). Expressed in liters or cubic inches.
  22. (Displacement) takes place when someone redirects emotion from a "dangerous" object to a "safe" one, such as punching a pillow when one is angry at a friend.
  23. (Displacement) Removal from the normal position or place.
  24. (Displacement) The process, either official or unofficial, of people being involuntarily moved from their homes because of war, government policies, or other societal actions, requiring groups of people to find new places to live. ...
  25. (Displacement) in psychoanalytic theory, displacement occurs when a person shifts his or her impulses from an unacceptable target to a more acceptable or less threatening target. Scroll down for a more detailed explanation, or click here.