Replacement - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpleɪsmənt|  American pronunciation of the word replacement
Brit.  |rɪˈpleɪsm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word replacement


- the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another (syn: replacing)
- someone who takes the place of another person (syn: alternate, surrogate)
- an event in which one thing is substituted for another(syn: permutation, substitution, switch, transposition)
- a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another (syn: substitute)
- filling again by supplying what has been used up (syn: refilling, renewal, replenishment)
- a person who follows next in order (syn: successor)


We need a replacement for our old vacuum cleaner.

Where can we get replacement parts for the tractor?

Our old car is badly in need of replacement.

It was difficult to find a replacement for Ted.

the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

It was very hard to find a replacement for her.

I told him that I wouldn't pay unless he sent me a replacement. Am I being unreasonable?

...will serve as acting president of the university until a permanent replacement can be found...

...I was told my old printer is obsolete and I can't get replacement parts....

...the soldier was sent to the armory to get a replacement weapon for the one that had been stolen...

He raged at us for forgetting to order a replacement.

They had great difficulty in finding a replacement.

We're looking for a replacement for Sue, but she's going to be a hard act to follow.

Next year Mr Jenks will retire and Mr Broadbent will be nominated as his replacement.

I spent the next three hours in a fruitless search for a replacement.

Word forms

singular: replacement
plural: replacements
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