Meaning of displaced

dis•placed

Pronunciation: (dis-plāst'), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking a home, country, etc.
  2. moved or put out of the usual or proper place.
—n.
  1. persons who lack a home, as through political exile, destruction of their previous shelter, or lack of financial resources (usually prec. by the): After the earthquake, the displaced were temporarily housed in armories.
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