displacement

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Displacement is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
displacement

Plural
displacements

A picture showing dispacement when a block is placed in water
  1. (countable & uncountable) Displacement is when something is made to move out of its place.
    The war has caused the displacement of tens of thousands of people.
    The displacement of folk music by western pop music has happened in many countries.
  2. (uncountable); (physics) Displacement is the amount of liquid or gas that is moved when something floats in it.

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