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displacement

 [dis-plās´ment]
3. a defense mechanism in which emotions, ideas, wishes, or impulses are unconsciously shifted from their original object to a more acceptable, usually less threatening, substitute.
4. in a chemical reaction, the replacement of one atom or group in a molecule by another.

dis·place·ment

(dis-plās'ment),
1. Removal from the normal location or position.
2. The adding to a fluid (particularly a gas) in an open vessel to one of greater density whereby the first is expelled.
3. In chemistry, a change in which one element, radical, or molecule is replaced by another, or in which one element exchanges electric charges with another by reduction or oxidation.
4. In psychoanalysis, the unconscious transfer of strong affective energy or emotion, from the significant object to a neutral one.

displacement

(dĭs-plās′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of displacing.
b. The condition of having been displaced.
2. Chemistry A reaction in which an atom, radical, ion, or molecule replaces another in a compound.
3. Physics
a. A vector or the magnitude of a vector from the initial position to a subsequent position assumed by a body.
b. The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.
4. The volume displaced by a single stroke of a piston in an engine or pump.
5. Geology
a. The relative movement between the two sides of a fault.
b. The distance between the two sides of a fault. Also called dislocation.
6. Psychiatry A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
Chemistry The substitution of one atom or side chain for another
Dentistry The horizontal shifting of a tooth crown resulting in malocclusion
Global village See Internally displaced person
Molecular biology A shift in location of a sequence of nucleotides
Psychiatry An unconscious ego defense mechanism in which a person’s normal emotions and reactions are repressed, changed, or transferred to more socially appropriate responses, often to allay anxiety

displacement

Psychiatry An unconscious ego defense mechanism in which a person's normal emotions and reactions are repressed, changed, or transferred to more socially appropriate responses, often to allay anxiety. See Acting out.

dis·place·ment

(dis-plās'mĕnt)
1. Removal from the normal location or position.
2. The adding to a fluid (particularly a gas) in an open vessel one of greater density whereby the first is expelled.
3. chemistry A change in which one element, radical, or molecule is replaced by another, or in which one element exchanges electric charges with another by reduction or oxidation.
4. psychiatry The transfer of impulses from one expression to another, as from fighting to talking.

Displacement

A psychological process in which feelings originating from one source are expressed outwardly in terms of concern or preoccupation with an issue or problem that the patient considers more acceptable. In some BDD patients, obsession about the body includes displaced feelings, often related to a history of childhood abuse.
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We also find some weak evidence that young adults who live closer to their parents are more likely to be employed in their parents' industries after a job displacement, suggesting that parents might help their children by finding jobs for them, perhaps through employment networks.
Most of the 24,000,000 disaster displacements were linked to sudden-onset weather hazards such as floods, storms, wildfires, and severe winter conditions.
As in previous years, Asian countries were worst-affected by displacement associated with disasters.
Caption: Figure 22: Comparison for residual displacements along the measurement displacement loading cycles (steel material model series).
Antonakos, "A unified model for predicting earthquake-induced sliding displacements of rigid and flexible slopes," Engineering Geology, vol.
Therefore, in this paper, sheet pile wall model based on prototype slope was established by [FLAC.sup.3D]; the displacement and plastic states were calculated.
In the model, the method of coupling displacement has been used to link the vertebras and the ribs and the ribs and the sternum.
One can see from Figure 2 that radial displacements increase with frequency first and then decrease.
"IDPs often lose everything when they flee, and the trauma and upheaval of displacement leave many with deep psychological and physical scars."