Definition of Substitution

1. Noun. An event in which one thing is substituted for another. "The replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

2. Noun. The act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:. "He sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
Exact synonyms: Commutation, Exchange
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Replacement, Replacing, Subrogation, Ablactation, Weaning
Derivative terms: Commute, Commute, Exchange, Exchange, Substitute

Definition of Substitution

1. n. The act of substituting or putting one person or thing in the place of another; as, the substitution of an agent, attorney, or representative to act for one in his absense; the substitution of bank notes for gold and silver as a circulating medium.

Definition of Substitution

1. Noun. the act of substituting or the state of being substituted ¹

2. Noun. a substitute or replacement ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) (especially in organic chemistry) the replacement of an atom, or group of atoms, in a compound, with another ¹

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Definition of Substitution

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Substitution

substitutes' bench
substitutes' benches
substitution (current term)
substitution cipher
substitution ciphers
substitution code
substitution of attorney
substitution reaction
substitutive nomenclature

Literary usage of Substitution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin (1910)
"HALOGEN substitution PRODUCTS For substitution with a univalent element, the halogens ... Of mono-halogen substitution products there must be three types, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"That hearing has been had, and counsel, in aid of the court, have made application for the substitution of the administratrix of Admiral Sampson, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"substitution of chemical groups for the hydrogen at two adjacent corners of ... Ortho-substitution and para-substitution are both forms of disub- stitution. ..."

4. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly (1895)
"24 441 On substitution of minority for majority reports on Senate Bill No. 311 449 On suspension of constitutional rules on House Bill No. ..."

5. Mathematical Papers Read at the International Mathematical Congress: Held in by Eliakim Hastings Moore, Oskar Bolza, Heinrich Maschke, Henry Seely White, American Mathematical Society (1896)
"The linear substitution which is the reciprocal of <j> (such that the ... The linear substitution transverse or conjugate to <j) will be denoted by <f>. ..."

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