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dis·place·ment

n 1 a  :  the act or process of removing something from its usual or proper place or the state resulting from this  :  DISLOCATION <the of a knee joint>   b  :  PERCOLATION 3  2  :  the quantity in which or the degree to which something is displaced  3 a  :  the redirection of an emotion or impulse from its original object (as an idea or person) to something that is more acceptable  b  :  SUBLIMATION 2  c  :  the substitution of another form of behavior for what is usual or expected esp. when the usual response is nonadaptive .
 
 

 
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