Definition of replacement in English:


Line breaks: re¦place|ment
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpleɪsm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
  • 1The action or process of replacing someone or something: the replacement of religion by poetry [count noun]: a hip replacement
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    • In spite of three hip replacements, Adams manages to visit his local pub to play piquet most evenings and continues to write.
    • Private patients regularly skip the queue to obtain private treatment in public hospitals for elective operations such as cataracts, hip replacements and heart bypass operations.
    • His choreographic style has influenced twentieth century dance but the pendulum shows signs of swinging away from hyper-extensions - and multiple hip replacements.
    renewal, replacing; substitution
  • 1.1A person or thing that takes the place of another: please stay until we find a replacement for you
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    • What is an understudy or replacement to do when he takes over a role vacated by a star?
    • The range covers the full spectrum from ultraportable to desktop replacement, hitting all price points along the way.
    • Other cousins, replacements for my Polish uncles, stood around the keg with cups of beer.

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