Dis*place"ment(?), n. [Cf. F. dplacement.] 1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
Unnecessary displacement of funds.A. Hamilton.
The displacement of the sun by parallax.Whewell.
2. The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
(Chem.) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
(Mech.), the volume of the space swept through, or weight of steam, water, etc., displaced, in a given time, by the piston of a steam engine or pump.
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