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replacement

noun uk   /rɪˈpleɪs.mənt/ us  
C1 [U] the process of replacing something with something else: the replacement of existing computer equipment replacement windows B2 [C] someone who does a job instead of someone else, or something that you use instead of something else: The agency sent a replacement for the secretary who resigned. [C] in sports, a player who is used for part of a game instead of another player
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