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substitute

  

      vb  
1    often foll by: for   to serve or cause to serve in place of another person or thing  
2      (Chem)   to replace (an atom or group in a molecule) with (another atom or group)  
3      (Logic, maths)   to replace (one expression) by (another) in the context of a third, as replacing x + y for x in 3x = k gives 3x + 3y = k  
      n  
4   
a    a person or thing that serves in place of another, such as a player in a game who takes the place of an injured colleague  
b    (as modifier)  
a substitute goalkeeper        (Often shortened to)    sub  
5      (Grammar)      another name for       pro-form  
6      (Canadian)      another name for       supply teacher  
7      (Nautical)      another word for       repeater       5  
8    (formerly) a person paid to replace another due for military service  
     (C16: from Latin substituere, from sub- in place of + statuere to set up)  
  substitutable      adj  
  substitutability      n  
Substitute is sometimes wrongly used where replace is meant: he replaced (not substituted) the worn tyre with a new one  


blood substitute  
      n   a mixture of plasma, albumin, and dextran used to replace lost blood or increase the blood volume  
sentence substitute  
      n   a word or phrase, esp. one traditionally classified as an adverb, that is used in place of a finite sentence, such as yes, no, certainly, and never  
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repeater  
      n  
1    a person or thing that repeats  
2      (Also called)    repeating firearm   a firearm capable of discharging several shots without reloading  
3    a timepiece having a mechanism enabling it to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed  
4      (Electrical engineering)   a device that amplifies or augments incoming electrical signals and retransmits them, thus compensating for transmission losses  
5      (Also called)    substitute            (Nautical)   one of three signal flags hoisted with others to indicate that one of the top three is to be repeated  


blood substitute  
      n   a mixture of plasma, albumin, and dextran used to replace lost blood or increase the blood volume  
sentence substitute  
      n   a word or phrase, esp. one traditionally classified as an adverb, that is used in place of a finite sentence, such as yes, no, certainly, and never  
substitute         
      vb  
1    often foll by: for   to serve or cause to serve in place of another person or thing  
2      (Chem)   to replace (an atom or group in a molecule) with (another atom or group)  
3      (Logic, maths)   to replace (one expression) by (another) in the context of a third, as replacing x + y for x in 3x = k gives 3x + 3y = k  
      n  
4   
a    a person or thing that serves in place of another, such as a player in a game who takes the place of an injured colleague  
b    (as modifier)  
a substitute goalkeeper        (Often shortened to)    sub  
5      (Grammar)      another name for       pro-form  
6      (Canadian)      another name for       supply teacher  
7      (Nautical)      another word for       repeater       5  
8    (formerly) a person paid to replace another due for military service  
     (C16: from Latin substituere, from sub- in place of + statuere to set up)  
  substitutable      adj  
  substitutability      n  
Substitute is sometimes wrongly used where replace is meant: he replaced (not substituted) the worn tyre with a new one  

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substitute

  

      vb  
1    change, commute, exchange, interchange, replace, swap     (informal)   switch  
2      (with)       for   act for, be in place of, cover for, deputize, double for, fill in for, hold the fort for, relieve, stand in for, take over  
      n  
3    agent, depute     (Scot.)   deputy, equivalent, expedient, locum, locum tenens, makeshift, proxy, relief, replacement, representative, reserve, stand-by, stopgap, sub, supply, surrogate, temp     (informal)   temporary  
      adj  
4    acting, additional, alternative, fall-back, proxy, replacement, reserve, second, surrogate, temporary  

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