substitution Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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substitutionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌsʌb·stɪˈtu·ʃən/
the ​act of using someone or something ​instead of another ​person or thing, or the ​person or thing used: [U] Substitution of less ​costlymaterials for ​bricks will ​hurt brick-makers. [C] People who have ​difficultydigestingbeans can make substitutions.
(Definition of substitution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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substitutionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​governmentplans to encourage the substitution of ​cheapgenericdrugs for ​expensive brand-name ones. Telecommuting is not a substitution for child ​care.
(Definition of substitution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “substitution”
in Arabic استِبدال…
in Korean 대리…
in Portuguese substituição…
in Catalan substitució…
in Japanese 代用, 代理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 换人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 換人…
in Italian sostituzione…
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