substitution

[ suhb-sti-toot, -tyoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF substitution

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I presume you thought that we had no way of detecting the substitution?

Was this officer in league with Sidney as to the substitution of some one who desired to save me?

The humorist accepted the substitution as an additional absurdity.

He writes Arcadia for Euphues but the substitution is legitimate.

The substitution of a comma for another point, or for a letter put in by mistake.

The substitution of a period or a colon for any other point.

The substitution of the right word showed that the man was correct.

In it he emphasized the substitution of zinc for "finery cinder."

On ordinary days this substitution of tayammum for waz is not allowable.

Yet how could he say it was the old ship when everything about it was a substitution?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "appointment of a subordinate or successor," from Middle French substitution, from Late Latin substitutionem (nominative substitutio) "a putting in place of another," from past participle stem of Latin substituere "put in place of another, place under or next to," from sub "under" (see sub-) + statuere "set up," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUBSTITUTION

exchange

nountrade; deal
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