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One entry found for displacement.
Main Entry: dis·place·ment
Pronunciation: -primarystressplamacr-smschwant
Function: noun
1 : the act of displacing : the state of being displaced
2 a : the volume or weight of a fluid (as water) displaced by a floating body (as a ship) of equal weight b : the difference between the first position of an object and any later position c : the volume displaced by a piston (as in a pump or engine) in a single stroke; also : the total volume displaced in this way by all the pistons in an internal-combustion engine (as of an automobile)

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