What is another word for substitution?

Pronunciation: [sˌʌbstɪtjˈuːʃən] (IPA)

Substitution refers to the act of replacing something with another thing. In daily life, people often use synonyms to avoid saying the same word repetitively. Some common synonyms for "substitution" include replacement, exchange, switch, swap, alternate, surrogate, fill-in, and backup. For instance, filling in for a colleague who is absent from work is an example of substitution or replacement. Swapping one ingredient for another while cooking is another form of substitution. Synonyms for substitution can also be used in sports, where players are often replaced by substitutes to fill their positions. Whatever the context, synonyms can help to add variety and depth to the language and avoid monotony.

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What are the hypernyms for Substitution?

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What are the hyponyms for Substitution?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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Usage examples for Substitution

This is one of the most interesting cases of the rehandling of woodcuts, the arrangement of the original designs being closely followed, while the tone is completely changed by the substitution of the tall rather thin figures which had become fashionable in French woodcuts for the short and rather plump ones of the Venetian edition, and by similar changes in the treatment of landscape.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard
To give up self was not to give up service, it was simply the substitution of a higher motive for a lower.
"The Making of an Apostle"
R. J. Campbell
They have been doing their very best to bring about the substitution of grass for corn.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies

Famous quotes with Substitution

  • There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration.
    Vinton Cerf
  • Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.
    Julia Ward Howe
  • I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.
    Suge Knight
  • I wanted to take a stand against what I think was not so well established then but is thoroughly well established now, which is the substitution for a real sense of a country of a hideous distortion which you can sell to the people called 'heritage'.
    Peter Porter
  • That the primary effect of gene mutation may be as simple as the substitution of a single amino acid by another and may lead to profound secondary changes in protein structure and properties has recently been strongly indicated by the work of Ingram on hemoglobin.
    Edward Lawrie Tatum

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