[ ri-pleys-muh nt ]
/ rɪˈpleɪs mənt /


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

First recorded in 1780–90; replace + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM replacement

non·re·place·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for replacement

/ (rɪˈpleɪsmənt) /


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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