Definition of 'displacement'
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The opposition has denounced similar deals in other enclaves as forced displacement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For most businesses displacement of people is the main problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Another is the displacement of people because of war. Christianity Today (2000)Aid workers reported finding the displacement camps razed and empty of civilians. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You need to keep yourself busy with proper displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We can offer you various forms of displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cleaning was a pointless displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Arguments about parking are displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Changing the process is displacement activity: a substitute for change. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This documentary looks at the complex mechanics of making the film and explores the issues of environmental destruction and the displacement of native people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is currently trying to give up smoking as a full-time displacement activity while working on a literary biography. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is all displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The solution is displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is pure Freudian displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I needed a mindless displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet this row about a'2% guarantee' is a displacement activity for real action. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's a bit of a displacement activity, and easier than coming up with a book. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All else, at the moment, is displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Personally, I suspect the search for a perfect counsellor has become a displacement activity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The activity of displacement, as we are talking about it here, is part of a larger adaptive process that is always in motion. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)This new experience of displacement and loss mirrors what happens at the beginning of the book, when the women first set sail from Japan. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)A lot of what we do in life is displacement activity as we wait to die,' he says. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'displacement'
British English: displacement NOUN
Displacement is the removal of something from its usual place or position by something which then occupies that place or position.
...the displacement of all my energy into caring for the baby.
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