- the act of replacing.
- a person or thing that replaces another: summer replacements for vacationing staff; a replacement for a broken dish.
- Military. a sailor, soldier, or airman assigned to fill a vacancy in a military unit.
- Also called metasomatism. Geology. the process of practically simultaneous removal and deposition by which a new mineral grows in the body of an old one.
Origin of replacement
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Now, after the most recent hermit decided to step down due to health problems, the nearby town in seeking a replacement.Swiss Town: Have Cave, Want (Social and Outgoing) Hermit
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With loving care he took the replacement part from his hip pouch.The Velvet Glove
The result is that a replacement of nationalities is in progress.The Frontier in American History
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Stock had been taken, and they found they were running low on replacement parts.Islands of Space
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If replacement or repair is made, the budget is thrown out of balance.
A ship is already on its way from Nyjord with my replacement.Planet of the Damned
- the act or process of replacing
- a person or thing that replaces another
- geology the growth of a mineral within another of different chemical composition by gradual simultaneous deposition and removal
- a process of fossilization by gradual substitution of mineral matter for the original organic matterAlso called: petrification
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Word Origin and History for replacement
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