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replacement


noun

  1. the act of replacing.
  2. a person or thing that replaces another: summer replacements for vacationing staff; a replacement for a broken dish.
  3. Military. a sailor, soldier, or airman assigned to fill a vacancy in a military unit.
  4. Also called metasomatism. Geology. the process of practically simultaneous removal and deposition by which a new mineral grows in the body of an old one.

noun

  1. the act or process of replacing
  2. a person or thing that replaces another
  3. geology the growth of a mineral within another of different chemical composition by gradual simultaneous deposition and removal
  4. a process of fossilization by gradual substitution of mineral matter for the original organic matterAlso called: petrification
n.

“act or fact of being replaced,” 1790, from replace (v.) + -ment. Meaning “something that replaces another” is attested from 1894.

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