A procedure in which the mobile phase contains a compound (the displacer) more strongly retained than the components of the sample under examination. The sample is fed into the system as a finite slug.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 74 (http://media.iupac.org/publications/analytical_compendium/)
PAC, 1993, 65, 819. 'Nomenclature for chromatography (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)' on page 824 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199365040819)