Definition of displacement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪsˈpleɪsmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈpleɪsmənt//
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  1. 1(formal) the act of displacing somebody/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 tonnes
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: displacement