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

2. (Science: psychology) The process by which an emotional or behavioural response that is appropriate for one situation appears in another situation for which it is inappropriate.

3. (Science: 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.

4. (Science: mechanics) piston displacement, 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.

Origin: cf. F. Deplacement.

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Re: Ecological Niche

... Ecological Niche - The way a species 'makes its living;' where it lives, what it consumes, and how it avoids consumption by predators or displacement by other species. ; however, for completeness I would also include procreate. while searching for the source of this definition, I came ...

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Help with old, heavy bone id

I'll get more photos with a ruler for comparison tonight. Will also weigh it alone and do a displacement test. Will report back. Thank you for the suggestions, animartco. Oh, the blue thing is a standard size BIC lighter.

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by tlongren
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
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Help with old, heavy bone id

... would use rulers to indicate size. I don't know what that blue thing is. The bone looks like half a hip to me. To get an idea of weight, do a displacement test, ( get a measuring jug and find a stone that raises the water to the same level as the bone) with the bone and a stone and then weigh ...

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by animartco
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:55 am
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Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
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Reasons for Skepticism on the Endosymbiosis?

... respects, there are also important differences. For example, many of the key components are of eukaryotic origin and replication beginning at the Displacement (D-) loop ( Fish et al., 2004 ; Clayton, 1996 ) is not the same as bacterial DNA replication. Double Membrane It is frequently asserted ...

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Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:43 pm
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Re: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... and crash to create mountains. I know about tectonics and geology. I know that this could cause fossils to be misplaced. Yes earthquakes can cause displacement of fossils, but the real question is has this occurred in the Taylor and McFall trails? Obviously, if this hasnt occurred there, then how ...

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