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Syllabification: sub·sti·tu·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbstiˈt(y)o͞oSH(ə)n

Definition of substitution in English:


The action of replacing someone or something with another person or thing: the substitution of pediatricians for grandmothers in guiding baby care a tactical substitution
More example sentences
  • In an act of substitution he replaces barren dryness with his fertile fluidity.
  • There is no other member of the club who can currently replace him, and that showed after his substitution.
  • At the same time, he raises the issue of substitution and exchange in a social and economic sphere.
exchange, change;
replacement, replacing, swapping, switching
informal switcheroo



Example sentences
  • For simplicity the interstitial elements carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, boron, and hydrogen will be referred to as contaminants, and the substitutional elements, intentionally added, will be referred to as alloying elements.
  • This is in contrast to recently published reports in which good performance of reconstruction methods was recorded despite extensive substitutional saturation.
  • Under the substitutional theory of artifact production, the forgeries of documents so common in the Middle Ages can be understood as the legitimate reproduction of accidentally misplaced facts.


Pronunciation: /-ˌnerē/
Example sentences
  • This is not a point that popular evangelical preaching makes well, which tends all too often to see a merely human Jesus being afflicted (in a substitutionary, transactional kind of way) with the total anger of God above.
  • If He was there in my stead, as my representative, doing business for me, then, the agony that He endured in the substitutionary process is the agony that I must endure in hell, if I refuse to allow Him to substitute for me.
  • It affirms the plenary inspiration and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures, original sin, substitutionary atonement and justification by faith.

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