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English noun: substitution

1. substitution (event) an event in which one thing is substituted for another

SamplesThe replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood.

Synonymspermutation, replacement, switch, transposition

Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, variation

2. substitution (act) the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:

SamplesHe sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help.

Synonymscommutation, exchange

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)ablactation, replacement, replacing, subrogation, weaning

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