displacement: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dis-plās'munt), [key]
- the act of displacing.
- the state of being displaced or the amount or degree to which something is displaced.
- the displacing in space of one mass by another.
- the weight or the volume of fluid displaced by a floating or submerged body. Cf. Archimedes' principle.
- the linear or angular distance in a given direction between a body or point and a reference position.
- the distance of an oscillating body from its central position or point of equilibrium at any given moment.
- the volume of the space through which a piston travels during a single stroke in an engine, pump, or the like.
- the total volume of the space traversed by all the pistons.
- the amount of water that a vessel displaces, expressed in displacement tons.
- the offset of rocks caused by movement along a fault.
- the transfer of an emotion from its original focus to another object, person, or situation.
- displacement (Thesaurus)