displacement

1. the weight of a fluid (such as water) displaced by a freely floating or submerged body (such as an offshore drilling rig). if the body floats, the displacement equals the weigh of the body. 2. replacement of one fluid by another in the pore space of a reservoir. For example, oil may be displaced by water.

Displacement

The weight of water displaced by the immersed volume of a ship's hull, exactly equivalent to the weight of the whole ship.
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displacement

(dis-plās´mәnt) malposition. percolation. a defense mechanism in which emotions, ideas, wishes, or impulses are unconsciously shifted from their original object to a more acceptable, usually less threatening, substitute. in a chemical reaction, the replacement of one ...
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displacement

(from the article `Freud, Sigmund`) ...which Freud called overdetermination. No direct correspondence between a simple manifest content and its multidimensional latent counterpart can ... ...to disguise it. Condensation refers to the combining of elements; by itself, a knife may suggest a hostile weapon, but dreamed of in combination .....
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displacement

(from the article `ship`) ...machinery), and outfit (fixed items having to do with crew life support). These categories of weight are known collectively as lightship weight. ...
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displacement

[n] - (chemistry) a chemical reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound 2. [n] - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one 3. [n] - to move something from its natural environment 4. [n] - act ...
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Displacement

• (n.) The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body. • (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place. • (n.) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the ...
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displacement

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

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

[fencing] In fencing, a displacement is a movement that avoids or dodges an attack. Fencers commonly use displacement when attacking while not having priority. Attacking into the opponent`s right-of-way is known as a counter-attack. If both fencers land, the fencer with priority, the attacker, is awarded the touch; therefore, the goal of th...
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Displacement

[fluid] In fluid mechanics, displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid, pushing it out of the way and taking its place. The volume of the fluid displaced can then be measured, and from this the volume of the immersed object can be deduced (the volume of the immersed object will be exactly equal to the volume of the displaced ...
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Displacement

[linguistics] In linguistics, displacement is the capability of language to communicate about things that are not immediately present (spatially or temporally); i.e., things that are either not here or are not here now. In 1960, Charles F. Hockett proposed displacement as one of 13 design features of language that distinguish human language...
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Displacement

[of location] See also :Category:Pigments. ...
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Displacement

[orthopedic surgery] Displacement in orthopedic surgery refers to change in alignment of the fracture fragments. In the context of joints, displacement implies that the joint surfaces are not in anatomical alignment. ...
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Displacement

[psiology, parapsychology, psychical science] ...
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Displacement

[psychology] In Freudian psychology, displacement (German Verschiebung `shift, move`) is an unconscious defense mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable. A term originating with Sigmund Freud, displacement operates in the mind unconsciously,...
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Displacement

[ship] A ship`s displacement or displacement tonnage, a term usually applied only to naval vessels, is the weight of the water that a ship displaces when it is floating. The term is defined ordinarily such that the ship`s fuel tanks are full and all stores are aboard. Another way of thinking about displacement is the weight of the water tha...
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Displacement

[vector] A displacement is the shortest distance from the initial to the final position of a point P. Thus, it is the length of an imaginary straight path, typically distinct from the path actually travelled by P. A `displacement vector` represents the length and direction of that imaginary straight path. A position vector expresses the pos...
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Displacement

Dis·place'ment noun [ Confer French déplacement .] 1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place. « Unnecessary displacement of funds.» A. Hamilton. « The displacement of the sun by parallax.» Whew...
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displacement

1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place. The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body. ... 2. <psychology> The process by which an emotional or behavioural response that is appropriate for ...
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Displacement

A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which emotions, ideas, or wishes are transferred fr
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displacement

A fluid power variable that indicates how much fluid is moved by a hydraulic pump in one cycle. Displacement is measured in cubic inches per revolution or cubic centimeters per revolution.
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Displacement

A reaction in which a fragment of one reactant is replaced by another reactant (or by a fragent of a
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Displacement

Displacement is a vector quantity that specifies the change of position of a body or particle and is usually measured from the mean position or position of rest. In general, it can be represented as a rotating vector or a translation vector, or both. Displacements can either be absolute (i.e. relative to fixed axes) or relative (e.g. a shaft relati...
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displacement

Displacement is distance moved in a particular direction. Its unit is m.
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