Meaning of SUBSTITUTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌsəb-stə-ˈtü-shən, -ˈtyü- ]


Etymology: Middle English substitucion, from Middle French, from Late Latin substitution-, substitutio, from substituere

Date: 14th century


a. : the act, process, or result of substituting one thing for another

b. : replacement of one mathematical entity by another of equal value

2. : one that is substituted for another

• sub·sti·tu·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

• sub·sti·tu·tion·al·ly adverb

• sub·sti·tu·tion·ary -shə-ˌner-ē adjective

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