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Replacement   /rɪplˈeɪsmənt/   Listen

The act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another.  Synonym: replacing.
Someone who takes the place of another person.  Synonyms: alternate, surrogate.
An event in which one thing is substituted for another.  Synonyms: permutation, substitution, switch, transposition.
A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another.  Synonym: substitute.
Filling again by supplying what has been used up.  Synonyms: refilling, renewal, replenishment.
A person who follows next in order.  Synonym: successor.

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"Replacement" Quotes from Famous Books

... generally forms but a small proportion, although the instances of its entire absence are rare. In the cruciferous plants (turnip, rape, etc.) it is found abundantly, and to them it appears indispensable, but in most other plants it admits of replacement by potash. It seems probable that where the soil is rich in the latter substance, plants will select that alkali in preference to soda; but as they must have a certain quantity of alkali, the latter may supply the place of the former where it is deficient. Cultivation, probably by enriching the ...
— Elements of Agricultural Chemistry • Thomas Anderson

... material with a great deal of what is old and mouldy, or on a constant and fresh supply of new material? ... The most perfect health and strength depend on frequent and complete disintegration of tissue with a corresponding constant and complete replacement of the effete parts by the formation ...
— Study and Stimulants • A. Arthur Reade

... Intellect, in fact, they overlap each other, or, rather, blend into each other. The Instinctive Mind does valuable work in the direction of maintaining animal life in our bodies, it having charge of this part of our being. It attends to the constant work of repair; replacement; change; digestion; assimilation; elimination, etc., all of which work is performed below ...
— A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga • Yogi Ramacharaka

... told him. "The atom can take away, but it can give as well. Soon after you left they developed atomic-powered prosthetics—amazing things, virtually robot legs. All the survivors of the Sadlerville Blast were given the necessary replacement limbs free of charge. All except you. You were so sick you had to get away from the world ...
— The Hunted Heroes • Robert Silverberg

Words linked to "Replacement" :   replace, reliever, stand-in, pitching change, peer, compeer, filling, variation, displacement, supersession, equivalent, surrogate, succedaneum, relief, novation, renewal, substitute, match, fluctuation, exchange, backup man, replacing, supplanting, supersedure, transposition, commutation, equal, backup, fill-in, ersatz

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