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displacement

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈspleɪs.mənt/ us  
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
Translations of “displacement”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被迫移居他鄉, 排水量…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被迫移居他乡, 排水量…
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