Meaning of “displacement” in the English Dictionary

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"displacement" in British English

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displacementnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈspleɪs.mənt/ us /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.

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)

"displacement" in American English

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displacementnoun [ U ]

/dɪˈspleɪ·smənt/

when people are forced to leave the place where they normally live

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 ]

/dɪˈspleɪsmənt/ uk us 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)

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