Definition of displacement :
1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
2. The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
3. 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.
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dislocation (part of speech: noun)
substitution (part of speech: noun)
- In fractures by indirect violence the soft parts do not suffer by the violence causing the fracture, but they may be injured by displacement of the fragments. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
- All of these battleships have a displacement of more than 31, 000 tons, and have the most complete equipment that it is possible to command. - "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.
- 3. Upon naval vessels, other than transports, colliers, hospital ships, and supply ships, 50 cents per displacement ton. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.