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  1. dis·place·ment ac·tiv·i·ty
    IPA[disˈplāsmənt akˈtivədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. an animal or human activity that seems inappropriate to the context, such as head-scratching when one is confused, considered to arise unconsciously when a conflict between antagonistic urges cannot be resolved.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: displacement activity, plural noun: displacement activities