displacement science definition
- Chemistry A chemical reaction in which an atom, radical, or molecule replaces another in a compound.
- Physics A vector, or the magnitude of a vector, that points from an initial position (of a body or reference frame) to a subsequent position.
- The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.
- The volume displaced by a single stroke of a piston in an engine or pump.
a. The relative movement between the two sides of a geologic fault.
b. The distance between the two sides of a fault. Also called dislocation.
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