replacement

noun

re·​place·​ment ri-ˈplās-mənt How to pronounce replacement (audio)
1
: the action or process of replacing : the state of being replaced
2
: one that replaces another especially in a job or function

Examples of replacement in a Sentence

We need a replacement for our old vacuum cleaner. Where can we get replacement parts for the tractor?
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Word History

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of replacement was in 1743

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Cite this Entry

“Replacement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replacement. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

replacement

noun
re·​place·​ment ri-ˈplā-smənt How to pronounce replacement (audio)
1
: the act of replacing : the state of being replaced
2
: one that replaces another : substitute

Legal Definition

replacement

noun
re·​place·​ment
1
a
: the act of replacing : the state of being replaced
b
: an insurer's option under a policy to replace or repair damaged property rather than pay the insured for the loss
2
: something that replaces
specifically : a new fixed asset or portion of an asset that takes the place of one discarded (as because of deterioration)

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