Synonyms of displacement


1. supplanting, displacement, replacement, replacing

usage: act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

2. shift, displacement, translation

usage: an event in which something is displaced without rotation

3. translation, displacement, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of uniform movement

4. displacement, displacement reaction, chemical reaction, reaction

usage: (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

5. displacement, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence

usage: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one

6. displacement, deracination, movement

usage: to move something from its natural environment

7. displacement, rejection

usage: act of removing from office or employment

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