- the uniform replacement of one expression by another
- substitution instance an expression so derived from another
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How to use substitution in a sentence
Some of these cutbacks can be achieved through more substitution and incremental steps.How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes|Diana Le Dean|February 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by Winner is permitted.
The substitution of an effect for a cause is an old technique and trick of classical sophistry.
The Prize is nontransferable and no substitution of the Prize by the Grand Prize Winner is allowed.
Yet here is the great problem with Murray's substitution of imagery for numbers in his social thought.
But as both conceptions are related somehow to the idea of cost, the substitution is never discovered.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
This one detail—the substitution of springs for weights—has had a far-reaching effect upon organ music.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Koch notes that the reading depriued arose from its substitution for the less familiar form priued.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
A second element of the "accent du Midi" just referred to is the substitution of an open for a close o.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
The work is much quickened by the substitution of steam power, water power, or even horse power for manual labor.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various