• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Displacer One that displaces.
    • Displacer (Chem) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the "water displacing" substance
    • n displacer One who or that which displaces.
    • n displacer In chem., an apparatus used in the chemical process of displacement or percolation; a percolator.
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  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    “Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.”


In literature:

All his internal organs are cramped and displaced.
"Caesar's Column" by Ignatius Donnelly
I have displaced Deane and substituted for him a gardener with whom I am better pleased.
"Hector's Inheritance" by Horatio Alger
Just how it displaced the air in its path, is something which I cannot with certainty say.
"Over Prairie Trails" by Frederick Philip Grove
The aim is to free human nature from accidental hinderances, without destroying the essential ideal of our humanity, or displacing its limits.
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
The assumption of immortality removes this contradiction; but it also displaces the supreme gracefulness of this act of sacrifice.
"The Philosophical Letters" by Friedrich Schiller
On the medial moraine one mile from the front there was no measureable displacement.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
It was so settled with her before she brought me here to displace Dr.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He threw the crowns one after another into the water, and noticed how much water each displaced.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
That was what the Bat wanted; it displaced for the time all other thoughts of the young warrior.
"The Way of an Indian" by Frederic Remington
Not one of the great blocks is displaced, nor seems likely to be through all time to come.
"Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In poetry:

I have ordered him a bath,
Strong restoring powers it hath,
Which his illness must displace:--
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Scarce had night the sun's gold touch displaced
From the vast Rotund and the neighboring dead
When her husband followed; bowed; half-passed,
With lip upcast;
Then, halting, sullenly said:
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
On the stage their act hath framed
For thy sports, O Liberty!
Doubted are they, and defamed
By the tongues their act set free,
While they quicken, tend and raise
Power that must their power displace.
"The Pro-Consuls" by Rudyard Kipling
Diminishes, and God knows what is there.
A point of exclamation marks that sky
In ringing orange like a stellar carrot.
Its round period, displaced and green,
Suspends beside it the first point, the starting
"The Ghost's Leavetaking" by Sylvia Plath
Your rays, that scarce assist the sight,
That pierce, but not displace the night;
That shine indeed, but nothing shew
Of all those various scenes below,
Bring no disturbance, rather prove
Incentives to a sacred love.
"The Secrets Of Divine Love Are To Be Kept" by William Cowper
Then to her own sad heart muttered the Queen,
`Will the child kill me with her innocent talk?'
But openly she answered, `Must not I,
If this false traitor have displaced his lord,
Grieve with the common grief of all the realm?'
"Guinevere" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

As fuel prices and economy standards continue their ever-upward trend, large- displacement , big-cylinder-count engines will likely become scarcer.
Sensors Precisely Measure Position/ Displacement Without Contact.
Kaman Precision Products Measuring, Middletown, CT, introduces a line of precision sensors that provide accurate and precise noncontact position/ displacement feedback in the most hostile of environments.
Product Displacement on NBC's Heroes.
Heroes, may be pioneering a new form of product integration: Call it product displacement .
CFD Aids School Districts' Utilization of Thermal Displacement Ventilation.
OD precision optical displacement sensors connect three sensors to one controller, which reduces the amount of hardware required and eases the measurement of X-, Y- and Z-axes.
"Our intention is to get into large displacements ," Simone says.
Disaster and Displacement One Year Later.
Census Reveals a City of Displacement .
Thousands of displaced quake victims in makeshift shelters.
Four fires in the past forty-eight hours have displaced dozens of people.
Suzuki, the industry's sport bike market share leader, appears ready to try to climb to the top of another competitive segment — low-displacement scooters.
Districts in South Florida prepare to take in displaced students from Haiti.
The Wingnuts haven't played a home game since July 26 due to their annual displacement from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium during the NBC World Series.

In science:

For random walks on uniform Euclidean systems, their mean-square displacement goes as < R2(t) > ∼ t, where t is the number of steps.
Structure and diffusion time scales of disordered clusters
Therefore parameter t, which is the distance of displacement, can also be interpreted as time variable.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
Shift of surface σ ⊂ R3 along tra jectories of dynamical system (1.1) determined by initial data (1.2) is called normal shift if all displaced surfaces σt are perpendicular to shift tra jectories.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
In it was shown that a displaced two body random ensemble (DTBRE) gives rise to coherent rotor patterns.
A study of randomness, correlations and collectivity in the nuclear shell model
Thus the mean square displacement of the particle in the absence of the field (the fluctuation) yields the mean displacement in the presence of a weak field.
Aging Continuous Time Random Walks