1. [ noun ] act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
Synonyms: supplanting
Related terms: replacement displace
2. [ noun ] an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Synonyms: shift
Related terms: translation amplitude luxation switch
3. [ noun ] the act of uniform movement
Synonyms: translation
Related terms: motion translate
4. [ noun ] to move something from its natural environment
Synonyms: deracination
Related terms: movement displace
5. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
Related terms: defense transference psychiatry
6. [ noun ] (chemistry) a chemical reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
Synonyms: displacement_reaction
Related terms: chemical_reaction chemistry
7. [ noun ] (work) act of removing from office or employment
Related terms: rejection
Similar spelling:   display_case