Meaning of REPLACEMENT in English

/ri plays"meuhnt/ , n.

1. the act of replacing.

2. a person or thing that replaces another: summer replacements for vacationing staff; a replacement for a broken dish.

3. Mil. a sailor, soldier, or airman assigned to fill a vacancy in a military unit.

4. Also called metasomatism . Geol. the process of practically simultaneous removal and deposition by which a new mineral grows in the body of an old one.

[ 1780-90; REPLACE + -MENT ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .