Piston displacement(Mech.), the volume of the space swept through, or weight of steam, water, etc., displaced, in a given time, by the piston of a steam engine or pump.

(Dis*pla"cen*cy) n. [LL. displacentia, for L. displicentia, fr. displicere to displease; dis- + placere to please. See Displease, and cf. Displeasance.] Want of complacency or gratification; envious displeasure; dislike. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Dis*pla"cer) n.

1. One that displaces.

2. (Chem.) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.

(Dis*plant") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diplanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Displanting.] [Pref. dis- + plant: cf. OF. desplanter, F. déplanter.]

1. To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants.

I did not think a look,
Or a poor word or two, could have displanted
Such a fixed constancy.
Beau. & Fl.

2. To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants. Spenser.

(Dis`plan*ta"tion) n. The act of displanting; removal; displacement. Sir W. Raleigh.

(Dis*plat") v. t. To untwist; to uncurl; to unplat. [Obs.] Hakewill.

(Dis*play") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displaying.] [OE. displaien, desplaien, OF. despleier, desploier, F. déployer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L. plicare. See Ply, and cf. Deploy, Splay.]

1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.

The northern wind his wings did broad display.

2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line. Farrow.

3. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.

His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual condition of the army.

Displaceable to Disposed

(Dis*place"a*ble) a. Capable of being displaced.

(Dis*place"ment) n. [Cf. F. déplacement.]

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

Unnecessary displacement of funds.
A. Hamilton.

The displacement of the sun by parallax.

2. 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.

3. (Chem.) 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.

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