replacement

noun re·place·ment \ ri-ˈplās-mənt \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of replacement

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

  1. We need a replacement for our old vacuum cleaner.

  2. Where can we get replacement parts for the tractor?

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First Known Use of replacement

1743

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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REPLACEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of replacement for English Language Learners

  • : the act of replacing something

  • : a person or thing that replaces someone or something else


REPLACEMENT Defined for Kids

replacement

noun re·place·ment \ ri-ˈplās-mənt \

Definition of replacement for Students

1 : the act of putting back, taking the place of, or substituting : the state of being put back or substituted

Law Dictionary

replacement

noun re·place·ment

legal Definition of replacement

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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