Deformation vs. Displacement

Deformation vs. Displacement — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Deformation and Displacement

Deformationnoun

The act or process of deforming.

Displacementnoun

The act of displacing.

Deformationnoun

The condition of being deformed.

Displacementnoun

The condition of having been displaced.

Deformationnoun

An alteration of form for the worse.

Displacementnoun

(Chemistry) A reaction in which an atom, radical, ion, or molecule replaces another in a compound.

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Deformationnoun

An alteration of shape, as by pressure or stress.

Displacementnoun

A vector or the magnitude of a vector from the initial position to a subsequent position assumed by a body.

Deformationnoun

The shape that results from such an alteration.

Displacementnoun

The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.

Deformationnoun

The act of deforming, or state of being deformed.

Displacementnoun

The volume displaced by a single stroke of a piston in an engine or pump.

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Deformationnoun

A transformation; change of shape.

Displacementnoun

The relative movement between the two sides of a fault.

Deformationnoun

a change for the worse

Displacementnoun

The distance between the two sides of a fault. Also called dislocation.

Deformationnoun

alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

Displacementnoun

(Psychiatry) A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.

Deformationnoun

the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

Displacementnoun

The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.

Displacementnoun

The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.

Displacementnoun

(chemistry) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.

Displacementnoun

(fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.

Displacementnoun

(physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.

Displacementnoun

(grammar) The capability of a communication system to refer to things that are not present (that existed or will exist at another time, or that exist at another location).

Displacementnoun

an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Displacementnoun

act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

Displacementnoun

the act of uniform movement

Displacementnoun

(chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

Displacementnoun

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one

Displacementnoun

to move something from its natural environment

Displacementnoun

act of removing from office or employment