- displacement [dis plās′mənt, dis′plās′mənt]n.1. a displacing or being displaced2.a) the weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating object; specif., the weight of water, in long tons, displaced by a shipb) the volume displaced by a stroke of a piston3. the difference between a later position of a thing and its original position4. Geol. the relative movement of rock strata on the two sides of a fault5. Psychiatry a defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.