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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.


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


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.


Broader (hypernym)compeer, equal, match, peer

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