sub·​sti·​tut·​able | \ ˈsəb-stə-ˌtü-tə-bəl , -ˈtyü-\

Definition of substitutable

: capable of being substituted

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substitutability \ ˌsəb-​stə-​ˌtü-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē , -​ˌtyü-​ \ noun

Examples of substitutable in a Sentence

for our purposes, the quart and the liter are close enough to be substitutable for one another

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Dependence is mutual: Spotify needs labels more than ever, in part because music is not substitutable. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Should Spotify Try to Become the 'Netflix Of Music'? Not So Fast," 6 Sep. 2017 This is because undocumented immigrants’ labor is not directly substitutable with that of other workers. Mark Humphery-jenner, Slate Magazine, "Mass Deportations Aren’t Just Inhumane," 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of substitutable

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of substitutable was in 1805

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