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Definition of replacement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: replacement

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