Definition of replacement in US English:



  • 1The action or process of replacing someone or something.

    ‘the replacement of religion by poetry’
    ‘a hip replacement’
    • ‘These glosses are certainly ‘something else,’ at least in the sense that they are English replacements for the troublesome texts.’
    • ‘These results indicate that ultrasound muscle width and depth may be alternative predictors of carcass muscle area and may be useful in selection of potential replacements.’
    • ‘Household policies will often cover these items while we are away - which is worth checking as many travel insurance policies restrict single item replacements to a limit of £200.’
    • ‘When the fall's new shows stumble, the networks will be ready with replacements.’
    • ‘In spite of three hip replacements, Adams manages to visit his local pub to play piquet most evenings and continues to write.’
    • ‘His choreographic style has influenced twentieth century dance but the pendulum shows signs of swinging away from hyper-extensions - and multiple hip replacements.’
    • ‘I might be old-fashioned when it comes to cricket, but allowing replacements for reasons other then injury just isn't cricket to me.’
    • ‘Private patients regularly skip the queue to obtain private treatment in public hospitals for elective operations such as cataracts, hip replacements and heart bypass operations.’
    • ‘Berger does more than 750 minimally invasive knee or hip replacements a year - and always uses Zimmer implants.’
    • ‘The worst delays were in the area of orthopaedics, including hip and knee replacements, but there was spare capacity in some hospitals, such as Tullamore and Derry.’
    • ‘Heifer growth is tracked as carefully as milk production to maximize heifers available for replacements and herd growth without reducing first lactation milk production.’
    • ‘But Berger and Rosenberg say they've done hundreds of joint replacements with same-day discharges and have never had a readmission.’
    • ‘Even as high-ticket items, separators are built to last, with many models lasting 15 to 20 years with minor adjustments and replacements.’
    • ‘We're looking at the total life-cycle cost for robotic equipment, from sale and delivery through operations and maintenance to replacements and upgrades.’
    • ‘‘We checked the number of phone replacements required that year against the cost of cover and decided it was cheaper to buy new phones ourselves,’ he said.’
    • ‘Enterprise, whose growth has mostly come from 3,600 off-airport lots, has touted its vehicles as replacements for patrons whose ride is in the shop.’
    • ‘The replacement cycle tends to be three years for PCs, and a compelling set of technologies and features also motivates replacements.’
    • ‘The ageing of the world's population has been the primary driver for hip replacements, or arthroplasty.’
    • ‘It's bad enough for dancers to have hip replacements without the extra stress of strange side effects like squeaking.’
    • ‘Twenty-eight mid-season replacements are already on the back burners of the six networks, compared with last year's 21 shows.’
    renewal, replacing
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    1. 1.1 A person or thing that takes the place of another.
      • ‘The company doesn't charge customers for replacements but instead assumes the replacement costs, which come to about $110,000 annually.’
      • ‘It turns out that such replacements have a propensity to make large errors, and their estimates thus are worse than the estimates of a new analyst at a brokerage that has not previously covered the firm.’
      • ‘The range covers the full spectrum from ultraportable to desktop replacement, hitting all price points along the way.’
      • ‘AIG set the standard in 1994 by permanently laying off its U.S. technology workers after forcing them to train their foreign replacements.’
      • ‘Monsanto isn't proactively trying to eliminate farmer dealers, Begemann says, but they are not as aggressive at seeking out replacements as in the past.’
      • ‘AMD and Cyrix make processors that are, effectively, replacements for Pentiums and these are very good processors that actually outperform the Pentium on some tasks.’
      • ‘Below, their replacements and their agendas - as well as the agendas of committee chair Olympia Snowe and ranking minority member John Kerry.’
      • ‘I'm constantly looking for replacements for my jobs but can't find them at all!’
      • ‘While they're gone, employers are expected to make do, whether by shuffling personnel, hiring temporary replacements, or training new workers.’
      • ‘What is an understudy or replacement to do when he takes over a role vacated by a star?’
      • ‘Unlike a group of children dealing with the kid who owns the only ball in the neighborhood, a band can usually count on a large pool of willing and able replacements for musicians and singers.’
      • ‘Of the other contenders, we must watch out for the replacements for the Volvo S40 and the Peugeot 406, both of which will come along during 2004.’
      • ‘With demand for carbohydrate-based fat replacements rising, the company plans to seek commercial food processors to help market Z-trim.’
      • ‘But prices have fallen by half in the past year, and the devices are learning tricks that could take them well beyond their current role as replacements for the floppy disk.’
      • ‘In mid-May, for example, he told the Labor Ministry to look into ways to loosen up restrictions that make it hard for companies to fire workers and hire temp staffers as replacements.’
      • ‘The replacements, led by the boosterish John W. Snow at Treasury, have gotten along better and did a passable job of selling Bush's policies on the campaign trail.’
      • ‘Other cousins, replacements for my Polish uncles, stood around the keg with cups of beer.’
      • ‘The current rash of quick-turn CEO replacements, with the former CEO being brought in for a replay, creates some interesting connotations.’
      • ‘Now, I've got nothing against either Hampshire or Davenport, but they do seem like second-string replacements for the original actors.’
      • ‘Corporate attorney John Olson and Texas Securities Commissioner Denise Voigt Crawford are viewed as possible White House replacements.’
      successor, someone else
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