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[ noun ] the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another

Synonyms

replacing

Examples

"replacing the star will not be easy"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The progress of science over these last few centuries and the gradual replacement of Biblical by scientific categories of reality have to a large extent emptied the spirit_world of the entities which previously populated it .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

The marrow of the vertebral bodies was pale and showed areas of fatty replacement .

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[ noun ] someone who takes the place of another person

Synonyms

alternate surrogate

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

Johnny_Blanchard , Mantle 's replacement , slammed a 2 - run homer as the Yankees routed loser Joey_Jay in a 5 - run first inning .

Related terms

stand-in supplant understudy

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[ noun ] an event in which one thing is substituted for another

Examples

"the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

Used in print

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Microscopically , sections from the posterior base of the left_ventricle of the heart showed several large areas of replacement of muscle by fibrous_tissue .

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[ noun ] a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another

Synonyms

substitute

Used in print

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

If word_classes differ in their resistance or liability to stem replacement within meaning slot , it is conceivable that individual meanings also differ with fair consistence trans lingually .

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[ noun ] filling again by supplying what has been used up

Related terms

filling replenish

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[ noun ] a person who follows next in order

Synonyms

successor

Examples

"he was President Lincoln's successor"

Related terms

peer succeed

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