Examples of substitution in a Sentence
The coach made three substitutions in the second half of the game.
I'd prefer rice with my steak instead of potatoes, but the menu says “no substitutions.”
Substitution of applesauce for oil is one way of reducing the fat in recipes.
The cookbook has a long list of substitutions for ingredients that may be hard to find.
Recent Examples of substitution from the Web
Corn over flour: Tortillas are the building block of so many Tex-Mex dishes, one of the easiest substitutions is to order them made with corn (75 calories, 14 grams of carbs) rather than flour (120 calories, 18 grams of carbs).
Another was the adjustment to the coaching and substitution style of rookie head coach Brian Dutcher.
Kendricks ended up playing 59 percent of the defensive snaps during the Eagles’ Super Bowl season, after playing just 27 percent the previous year as the odd man out in substitution packages.
Have a guy who can play the run and cover receivers so the quarterback can’t tell by substitution patterns who is covering the receivers.
No cash redemption or prize substitution allowed by Prize Winner(s).
The voluntary-substitution programme is progressing painfully slowly.
But that wasn’t the only change to the substitution pattern.
Butter beans and corona beans are also excellent, inexpensive substitutions.
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Origin and Etymology of substitution
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SUBSTITUTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of substitution for English Language Learners
: the act of substituting or replacing one person or thing with another
: someone or something that is or can be substituted for another
SUBSTITUTION Defined for Kids
medical Definition of substitution
- a substitution neurosis
- a substitution test for speed of learning new responses
legal Definition of substitution
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