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displacementdis‧place‧ment /dɪsˈpleɪsmənt/ AWL noun  1 [uncountable] formalPGLEAVE A PLACE when a group of people or animals are forced to leave the place where they usually live2 [singular]HPTTW technical the weight or volume of liquid that something replaces when it floats in that liquid – used especially to describe how heavy something such as a ship is
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displacementAn appropriate inversion becomes a deconstructive displacement.Disease, displacement and alien acrimony caused these people to all but disappear from Tierra del Fuego.What is relevant to the worker elites, however, is the fundamental change in the incidence of displacement.In the primary processes of the unconscious system, psychical energy flows freely by means of displacement and condensation.Deconstruction is not just a reversal of strategies or a neutralisation of binary opposites: it is a process of displacement.The pulse.shaped output from the detectors have a slight phase displacement, the sign of which depends on the direction of rotation.The layering is disrupted by small scale displacement along fault planes.This causes the beam to bend and the displacement is measured by means of a strain gauge or a differential transformer.
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