displacement


displacement
dis•place•ment
[[t]dɪsˈpleɪs mənt[/t]] n.
1) the act of displacing
2) the state of being displaced or the amount or degree to which something is displaced
3)
a) phs the linear or angular distance in a given direction between a body or point and a reference position
b) the distance of an oscillating body from its equilibrium position
4) aum
mac the volume of the space through which a piston travels during a single stroke in an engine, pump, or the like
5) phs the weight or the volume of fluid displaced by a floating or submerged body, as a ship
6) gel the offset of rocks caused by movement along a fault
7) psi the transfer of an emotion from its original focus to another object, person, or situation
Etymology: 1605–15

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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