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English noun: displacement

1. displacement (act) act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics


Synonymssupplanting


Broader (hypernym)replacement, replacing

2. displacement (event) an event in which something is displaced without rotation


Synonymsshift


Broader (hypernym)translation


Narrower (hyponym)amplitude, luxation

3. displacement (act) the act of uniform movement


Synonymstranslation


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

4. displacement (process) (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound


Synonymsdisplacement reaction


Broader (hypernym)chemical reaction, reaction


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

5. displacement (process) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one


Broader (hypernym)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction


Narrower (hyponym)transference


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

6. displacement (act) to move something from its natural environment


Synonymsderacination


Broader (hypernym)movement

7. displacement (act) act of removing from office or employment


Broader (hypernym)rejection









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