Definition of replacement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈpleɪsmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpleɪsmənt//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of replacing one thing with another, especially something that is newer or better the replacement of worn car parts replacement windows
  2. 2[countable] a thing that replaces something, especially because the first thing is old, broken, etc. a hip replacement If your passport is stolen you should apply for a replacement immediately.
  3. 3[countable] replacement (for somebody) a person who replaces another person in an organization, especially in their job We need to find a replacement for Sue.
  4. Extra examples Do you know where I can get the replacement part? He came on as a replacement for the injured player. He is the most likely replacement for the captain. Rare instruments are usually insured for their full replacement value. She had a hip replacement six years ago. She served as a last-minute replacement for the woman originally selected. She was named as a possible replacement for the cabinet minister. The original furnishings are now in need of replacement. The series III gearbox is a direct replacement for a series II. Trams are now often preferred as replacements for buses. We need to find a replacement for Jan when she goes on maternity leave. We’ll have to see how bad the injury is before deciding whether to bring in a replacement. low-calorie meal replacements the president’s temporary replacement by the Chief of Staff Complete replacement of the roof tiles would be very expensive.
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