displacement

Definitions

Aviation

Cars & Driving

  • noun a term used particularly in America for cubic capacity

Computing

  • noun an offset used in an indexed address

Construction

  • The volume displaced by a piston or ram moving to the top orbottom of its stroke.
  • In hydraulics, the volume of water displaced by a floating vessel.

Electronics

  • A change in position, or the distance from a given position, especially a starting position. Also, the magnitude of such a change.
  • The distance a memory address is from a base address. Also, the value added to the base address to obtain a second address. Also called offset (4).

Media Studies

  • noun one of the two main mechanisms by which dreams express the subconscious, by using other signs to represent a fear which we feel unable to face head-on.

Medical

  • noun the fact of being moved out of the usual position

Military

  • noun the amount of water moved when a solid object is placed in it

Sports

  • noun the inappropriate transference of feelings from one situation to another, such as when taking out aggression caused by an earlier incident on an innocent person
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