to project feelings onto an object or person not originally intended, but done so subconsciously, since directly addressing the true source of one's feelings is either too painful or too difficult.
Mercedes was very angry at Paul for flirting with Kitty. So she displaced her feelings of hostility by befriending Marshall in retribution.
by Ili T. September 25, 2013
When an employee can not perform a job at hand and his/her supervisor has to displace said employee to another department
Joe could not get into the processor so he had to be displaced by his supervisor from electro to sanitation worker
by Culatr January 10, 2017
the nett distance travelled

consists of magnitude and direction
5 metres left and 2 metres right returns a distance of 7 metres though a displacement of 3 metres to the left
by Shizam to tha farce October 10, 2007
The substitution of trademarked product names with fake or phony product names in order to avoid the payment of licensing or advertising fees.

Product displacement is frequently used in the television and movie industries in the 21st Century as a means of representing a certain product without using the exact name to avoid any potential legal costs to the producers of the programs.
The movie "Lethal Agent" had so much product displacement in it. It looked like one big advertorial.
by uncle wally esquire March 17, 2010
A genetic disorder in which the person will time-travel either into the past or future uncontrollably, leaving everything that is not a part of the human body.
(From The Time Traveler's Wife, excellent novel may I add.)
Henry is unable to control his chrono displacement disorder, his time-traveling: when he leaves, where he goes, or how long his trip will last. His destinations are tied to his subconscious, as Henry most often travels to places he has visited or will eventually visit.
by LoveShiyuu March 17, 2009
A sudden disappearance of energy from your body, making you feel disconnected from the world. You feel as though all life is outside of you, in a spiritual sense, and from another point of view, you look like in a daze. Can be unpleasant for you and others, because you look sick or disturbed. Resting for a little while can put the energy back in the right place.
Fred: Hey, what's wrong with Danny?
George: I don't know, he looks as though he has energy displacement. Look at his face; it's not focused on anything!
by Kiki Yaku February 18, 2010
Anger is often associated with suspicion and mistrust, and can manifest itself in feelings of hostility, frustration, exasperation and even fury.

But what happens when you displace your anger?

Anger displacement occurs when you direct your angry thoughts and feelings at someone or something that is safe or convenient, rather than the actual source of your anger.
--Damn girl, did you hear about all that drama with Tina and Joey?

-Ya, I heard that Tina found out Joey's was messin around with that hoe Juicy!!
--Ya, now Tina wants to kill that hoe Juicy, but she finnen ta take Joey back
-Damn, that's whack talk about displaced anger
by whackfree December 21, 2011