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"replacement" in British English

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replacementnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈpleɪs.mənt/
C1 [U] the ​process of ​replacing something with something ​else: the replacement of ​existingcomputerequipment replacement ​windowsB2 [C] someone who does a ​jobinstead of someone ​else, or something that you use ​instead of something ​else: The ​agencysent a replacement for the ​secretary who ​resigned.[C] in ​sports, a ​player who is used for ​part of a ​gameinstead of another ​player
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(Definition of replacement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"replacement" in Business English

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replacementnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈpleɪsmənt/
[C] a thing or ​person that ​takes the ​place of something or someone else: a replacement for sb/sth We now use LEDs as replacements for ​conventionallight bulbs.a permanent/temporary replacement She has ​agreed to take on the role of ​chairman until a ​permanent replacement is ​found. He remained on the ​board until his replacement arrived in mid-March.
[U] the ​act of ​replacing one thing or ​person with another: replacement of sth Water ​prices will go up to ​pay for the replacement of a crumbling pipe ​network. They make replacement ​parts for tractors. The ​company has ​hired 42 replacement ​workers.
(Definition of replacement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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