Can there be displacement of an object in the absence of any force acting on it?

Yes. For a uniformly moving object
Suppose an object is moving with constant velocity. The net force acting on it is zero. But, there is a displacement along the motion of the object. Hence, there can be a displacement without a force.

Explanation

We know that

F=m X a

Since m cannot be zero, and when force F = 0, then acceleration ‘a’ = 0. In such a condition, either the object is at rest (not moving) or it is in uniform motion in a straight line. In the following case, there exists a displacement of the object without any force acting on it.

Hence, an object can have a displacement in the absence of any external force acting on it.

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