Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun displacement

7 senses of displacement

Sense 1
supplanting, displacement -- (act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics)
       => replacement, replacing -- (the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy")

Sense 2
shift, displacement -- (an event in which something is displaced without rotation)
       => translation -- (a uniform movement without rotation)

Sense 3
translation, displacement -- (the act of uniform movement)
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 4
displacement, displacement reaction -- ((chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound)
       => chemical reaction, reaction -- ((chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water")

Sense 5
displacement -- ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one)
       => defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence -- ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Sense 6
displacement, deracination -- (to move something from its natural environment)
       => movement -- (the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel")

Sense 7
displacement -- (act of removing from office or employment)
       => rejection -- (the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection")

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