What does substitution mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch(noun)

    an event in which one thing is substituted for another

    "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

  2. substitution, exchange, commutation(noun)

    the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"


  1. substitution(Noun)

    the act of substituting or the state of being substituted

  2. substitution(Noun)

    a substitute or replacement

  3. substitution(Noun)

    (especially in organic chemistry) the replacement of an atom, or group of atoms, in a compound, with another

Webster Dictionary

  1. Substitution(noun)

    the act of substituting or putting one person or thing in the place of another; as, the substitution of an agent, attorney, or representative to act for one in his absense; the substitution of bank notes for gold and silver as a circulating medium

  2. Substitution(noun)

    the state of being substituted for another

  3. Substitution(noun)

    the office or authority of one acting for another; delegated authority

  4. Substitution(noun)

    the designation of a person in a will to take a devise or legacy, either on failure of a former devisee or legatee by incapacity or unwillingness to accept, or after him

  5. Substitution(noun)

    the doctrine that Christ suffered vicariously, being substituted for the sinner, and that his sufferings were expiatory

  6. Substitution(noun)

    the act or process of substituting an atom or radical for another atom or radical; metethesis; also, the state of being so substituted. See Metathesis

  7. Origin: [L. substitutio: cf. F. substitution.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Substitution

    in theology the doctrine that Christ in His obedience and death stood in the place of the sinner, so that His merits on their faith in Him are imputed to them.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of substitution in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of substitution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of substitution in a Sentence

  1. Charles Schwab Corp:

    There is no substitution for brand and scale.

  2. Aesop:

    Outside show is a poor substitution for inner worth.

  3. Chris Arnold:

    In this case, we won't make that kind of substitution.

  4. Tim Pychyl:

    It is like a moral substitution because (those things) are still on your to-do list.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Democracy: The substitution of election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

Images & Illustrations of substitution

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  • Substituierung, Substitution, ErsatzGerman
  • جایگزینیPersian
  • substituutio, sijaisuus, korvaaminen, korvautuminen, tuurausFinnish
  • remplacement, réaction de substitutionFrench
  • malartaíochtIrish
  • sostituzioneItalian
  • 代入, 置換Japanese
  • penukargantian, substitusi, penggantianMalay
  • подстановка, заменаRussian

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