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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. The act of displace, displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
"Unnecessary of funds." -A. Hamilton.
"The of the sun by parallax." -Whewell.
  1. 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. (chemistry) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
  3. (fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodge, dodging.
  4. (physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
Etymology: déplacement.


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