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"displacement" in British English

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displacementnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈspleɪs.mənt/
C1 the ​situation in which ​people are ​forced to ​leave the ​place where they ​normallylive: The ​recentfamine in these ​parts has ​caused the displacement of tens of thousands of ​people. specialized physics the ​weight of ​liquid that is ​forced out of ​position by an ​object that is ​floating on or in it
(Definition of displacement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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displacementnoun [U]

 /dɪˈspleɪ·smənt/
when ​people are ​forced to ​leave the ​place where they ​normallylive physics Displacement is also the ​weight of ​liquid that is ​forced out of ​position by an ​object that is ​floating on or in it.
(Definition of displacement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"displacement" in Business English

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displacementnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈspleɪsmənt/ HR
a ​situation in which ​people are ​forced to ​leave their ​jobs: job/​labour displacement
(Definition of displacement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “displacement”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被迫移居他乡, 排水量…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被迫移居他鄉, 排水量…
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