The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
- The act or process of dislocating or the state of having been dislocated: "the severe emotional dislocation experienced by millions of immigrants . . . who were forced to separate themselves forever from the . . . circle of people and places on which they had depended” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
- Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
- Chemistry An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
- Geology See displacement.