dis·place·ment – noun (dis-ˈplā-smənt)

1-: the act or process of displacing : the state of being displaced

2a : the volume or weight of a fluid (as water) displaced by a floating body (as a ship) of equal weight
b : the difference between the initial position of something (as a body or geometric figure) and any later position
c : the volume displaced by a piston (as in a pump or an engine) in a single stroke; also : the total volume so displaced by all the pistons in an internal combustion engine (as in an automobile)

3a : the redirection of an emotion or impulse from its original object (as an idea or person) to another
b : the substitution of another form of behavior for what is usual or expected especially when the usual response is nonadaptive —called also displacement activity, displacement behavior

(Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com)


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