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substitution

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən/
the act of using something new or different instead of something else, or the new thing that is used: the substitution of sth (for sth) The government plans to encourage the substitution of cheap generic drugs for expensive brand-name ones. Telecommuting is not a substitution for child care.
→  See also product substitution
Translations of “substitution”
in Korean 대리…
in Arabic استِبدال…
in Portuguese substituição…
in Catalan substitució…
in Japanese 代用, 代理…
in Italian sostituzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 換人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 换人…
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