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replacement

noun     /rɪˈpleɪs.mənt/
C1 [U] the process of replacing something with something else : the replacement of existing computer equipment replacement windows Replacing and exchanging 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 .Replacing and exchanging [C] in sports , a player who is used for part of a game instead of another player → Synonym substitute noun
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