Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “displacement”

displacement

noun [U]     /dɪˈspleɪs.mənt/
C1 the situation in which people are forced to leave the place where they normally live: The recent famine in these parts has caused the displacement of tens of thousands of people.Emitting and ejecting specialized physics the weight of liquid that is forced out of position by an object that is floating on or in itArea, mass, weight and volume in general
(Definition of displacement noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of displacement

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Emitting and ejecting, but you might be interested in these topics from the Movement and location topic area:

More definitions for “displacement”

Definitions of “displacement” in other dictionaries

Translations of “displacement”

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More