Definition of displacement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    displacement

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    noun
    NAmE//dɪsˈpleɪsmənt//
     
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  1. 1 (formal) the act of displacing someone or something; the process of being displaced the largest displacement of civilian population since World War Two
  2. 2 [countable] (physics) the amount of a liquid moved out of place by something floating or put in it, especially a ship floating in water a ship with a displacement of 10,000 tons
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