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  1. displacement

    • IPA[dɪsˈpleɪsm(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      the action of moving something from its place or position;the removal of someone or something by someone or something else which takes their place
    • noun: displacement, plural noun: displacements

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    名詞

    • 1. the action of moving something from its place or position vertical displacement of the shoreline a displacement of the vertebra at the bottom of the spine
    • the removal of someone or something by someone or something else which takes their place males may be able to resist displacement by other males
    • the enforced departure of people from their homes, typically because of war, persecution, or natural disaster the displacement of farmers by guerrilla activity
    • the amount by which a thing is moved from a position a displacement of 6.8 metres along the San Andreas fault
    • 2. the occupation by a submerged body or part of a body of a volume which would otherwise be occupied by a fluid.
    • the volume or weight of fluid that would fill the volume displaced by a floating ship, used as a measure of the ship's size the submarine has a surface displacement of 2,185 tons
    • technical the volume swept by a reciprocating system, as in a pump or engine a fixed displacement gear
    • 3. the unconscious transfer of an intense emotion from one object to another this phobia was linked with the displacement of fear of his father
    • 4. the component of an electric field due to free separated charges, regardless of any polarizing effects.
    • the vector representing such a component.
    • the flux density of such an electric field.