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English noun: replacement

1. replacement (act) the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another


SamplesReplacing the star will not be easy.


Synonymsreplacing


Broader (hypernym)commutation, exchange, substitution


Narrower (hyponym)displacement, novation, pitching change, supersedure, supersession, supplanting

2. replacement (person) someone who takes the place of another person


Synonymsalternate, surrogate


Broader (hypernym)backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute

3. replacement (event) an event in which one thing is substituted for another


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


Synonymspermutation, substitution, switch, transposition


Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, variation

4. replacement (cognition) a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another


Synonymssubstitute


Broader (hypernym)equivalent


Narrower (hyponym)ersatz, succedaneum, successor

5. replacement (process) filling again by supplying what has been used up


Synonymsrefilling, renewal, replenishment


Broader (hypernym)filling

6. replacement (person) a person who follows next in order


SamplesHe was President Lincoln's successor.


Synonymssuccessor


Broader (hypernym)compeer, equal, match, peer









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