replacement

noun
re·​place·​ment | \ ri-ˈplās-mənt How to pronounce replacement (audio) \

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

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Examples of replacement in a Sentence

We need a replacement for our old vacuum cleaner. Where can we get replacement parts for the tractor?
Recent Examples on the Web If a Pulaski County certificate is lost, a replacement is $5. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, "Grown: How to get a marriage license in Arkansas + other wedding paperwork," 13 Jan. 2021 Because Brady is a Democrat, the county charter calls for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party’s central committee members who represent the district to choose a replacement. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "How to get a coronavirus vaccine? Ohioans must find it themselves: The Wake Up for Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021," 13 Jan. 2021 When a window has been broken, a replacement can't just be ordered from Home Depot. Ellen Mccarthy, BostonGlobe.com, "Capitol mob desecrated a historical workplace - and left behind some disturbing artifacts," 9 Jan. 2021 When a window has been broken, a replacement can’t just be ordered from Home Depot. Author: Maura Judkis, Ellen Mccarthy, Anchorage Daily News, "Capitol mob desecrated a historical workplace - and left behind some disturbing artifacts," 9 Jan. 2021 Palmore was designated as a COVID-19 replacement, providing interior depth with Hamilton quarantining away from the team. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "Three Cowboys coaches unavailable Sunday vs. Giants as part of COVID-19 fallout," 2 Jan. 2021 The first priority for Fitzgerald: Finding a replacement for Ramsey, who had a solid season after transferring from Indiana. John Denton, ajc, "Ramsey leads No. 14 Northwestern past Auburn in Citrus Bowl," 1 Jan. 2021 Army, which won nine games this season, is playing in the Liberty Bowl as a COVID-19 replacement for Tennessee. Editors, USA TODAY, "New Year's Eve, retirement accounts, Brexit: 5 things to know Thursday," 31 Dec. 2020 The Ravens do not have a replacement punter on the practice squad for Koch, who has played a franchise-record 239 games and has yet to miss a game in his 15-year career. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens place punter Sam Koch on reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of regular-season finale vs. Bengals," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of replacement

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of replacement was in 1743

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18 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Replacement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replacement. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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replacement

noun
How to pronounce replacement (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of replacement

: the act of replacing something
: a person or thing that replaces someone or something else

replacement

noun
re·​place·​ment | \ ri-ˈplās-mənt How to pronounce replacement (audio) \

Kids Definition of replacement

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

replacement

noun
re·​place·​ment

Legal Definition of replacement

1a : 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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