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
With advance notice, Dee happily makes substitutions for dietary restrictions and even preferences.
And after a drab start to the second period, the substitution of Robson-Kanu in place of James McClean changed the game, as the Wales international’s support of Rodriguez gave West Brom a different outlet up front.
Growth this year is coming mainly from a small recovery in exports and from import substitution.
It’s more a direct substitution for American Apparel than an evolution, except for their Old Navy–style boxers, billed as women’s loungewear.
All the syrups for their New Orleans-style snoballs are made from scratch, and Boyd had to make a substitution.
At the half, head coach Jim Curtin made 11 substitutions, allowing a full set of fresh legs to take to the field.
One-platoon football died in 1964, when NCAA rule changes established unlimited substitution, and Lewis played his first varsity season in 1965.
But the substitutions were the best example of a coach knowing what variety of players will deliver the best result.
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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
Definition of substitution for Students
medical Definition of substitution
- a substitution neurosis
- a substitution test for speed of learning new responses
legal Definition of substitution
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