The action or process of replacing someone or something
the nanny was taken ill and we had barely a week to find a replacement
A surgical operation involving the reconstruction or replacement of a hip joint
The current cost of a replacement for a particular item, especially as opposed to its original cost.
= replacement period.
The level necessary to ensure or enable replacement (especially of population).
The period of time (typically) elapsing between the purchase of a new asset, piece of equipment, etc., and its replacement due to wear or obsolescence.
The price at which a replacement for a particular item may be purchased.
A ratio expressing the rate at which something (especially population) is replaced or replenished.
Accounting a method for determining value based on replacement cost.
= hormone replacement. Usually attributive.
The replacement of oestrogenic hormones as a means of alleviating the unpleasant symptoms experienced by some menopausal women; abbreviation HRT.
The birth rate at which the population level remains constant, taking into account the mortality rate and other factors.
Treatment aimed at making up a deficit of a substance normally present in the body
Treatment with oestrogens in (chiefly menopausal) women who lack the normal ovarian source of these hormones; specifically treatment with an oestrogen without a progestagen.
Treatment with oestrogens with the aim of alleviating menopausal symptoms or osteoporosis