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REPLACEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does replacement mean? 

REPLACEMENT (noun)
  The noun REPLACEMENT has 6 senses:

1. an event in which one thing is substituted for another
2. the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
3. someone who takes the place of another person
4. a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
5. filling again by supplying what has been used up
6. a person who follows next in order

  Familiarity information: REPLACEMENT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPLACEMENT (noun)


Sense 1replacement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event in which one thing is substituted for another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

substitution; replacement; permutation; switch; transposition

Context example:

the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

Hypernyms ("replacement" is a kind of...):

fluctuation; variation (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)


Sense 2replacement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

replacing; replacement

Context example:

replacing the star will not be easy

Hypernyms ("replacement" is a kind of...):

commutation; exchange; substitution (the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "replacement"):

novation ((law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party)

pitching change (replacing a pitcher in baseball)

supersedure; supersession (act of replacing one person or thing by another especially one held to be superior)

displacement; supplanting (act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics)


Sense 3replacement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who takes the place of another person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

alternate; surrogate; replacement

Hypernyms ("replacement" is a kind of...):

backup; backup man; fill-in; relief; reliever; stand-in; substitute (someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult))


Sense 4replacement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

substitute; replacement

Hypernyms ("replacement" is a kind of...):

equivalent (a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "replacement"):

ersatz (an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation)

successor (a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone)

succedaneum ((medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another))


Sense 5replacement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Filling again by supplying what has been used up

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

refilling; replenishment; renewal; replacement

Hypernyms ("replacement" is a kind of...):

filling (flow into something (as a container))


Sense 6replacement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who follows next in order

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

successor; replacement

Context example:

he was President Lincoln's successor

Hypernyms ("replacement" is a kind of...):

compeer; equal; match; peer (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)


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