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Noun: replacement  ri'pleys-munt
  1. The act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
    - replacing
  2. Someone who takes the place of another person
    - surrogate, alternate
  3. An event in which one thing is substituted for another
    "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood";
    - substitution, permutation, transposition, switch
  4. A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    - substitute
  5. Filling again by supplying what has been used up
    - refilling, replenishment, renewal
  6. A person who follows next in order
    "he was President Lincoln's replacement";
    - successor

Derived forms: replacements

Type of: backup, backup man, commutation, compeer, equal, equivalent, exchange, fill-in, filling, fluctuation, match, peer, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute, substitution, variation

Encyclopedia: Replacement