1 an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood" [syn: substitution, permutation, transposition, switch]
2 the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy" [syn: replacing]
4 a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another [syn: substitute]
6 a person who follows next in order; "he was President Lincoln's successor" [syn: successor]
- Some one or thing that takes the place of another; a substitute.
Replacement means :
agency, agent, alternate, alternative, analogy, backup, backup man, change, changeling, commutation, comparison, copy, counterfeit, delegation, deputation, deputy, deputyship, descendant, displacement, double, dummy, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, fake, fill-in, ghost, ghostwriter, heir, imitation, improvement, inheritor, instauration, locum, locum tenens, makeshift, metaphor, metonymy, next best thing, personnel, phony, pinch hitter, posterity, power of attorney, proxy, quid pro quo, reactivation, reconstitution, reconversion, redintegration, reenactment, reestablishment, reformation, rehabilitation, reinstatement, reinstation, reinstitution, reinvestiture, reinvestment, relief, representation, representative, reserves, restitution, restoration, reversion, ringer, second string, secondary, sign, spares, stand-in, sub, subrogation, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, successor, supersedence, superseder, superseding, supersedure, supersession, supplantation, supplanter, supplanting, supplantment, surrogate, switch, symbol, synecdoche, third string, tit for tat, token, understudy, utility player, vicar, vicariousness, vice-president, vice-regent