• WordNet 3.6
    • n replacement the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another "replacing the star will not be easy"
    • n replacement a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    • n replacement an event in which one thing is substituted for another "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
    • n replacement a person who follows next in order "he was President Lincoln's successor"
    • n replacement someone who takes the place of another person
    • n replacement filling again by supplying what has been used up
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced
    • Replacement The act of replacing.
    • Replacement (Crystallog) The removal of an edge or an angle by one or more planes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If a crocodile loses his teeth it will always grow new ones to replace them.
    • n replacement The act of replacing.
    • n replacement In crystallography, the removal of an edge or angle by one plane or more.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most common street name in the United States is Second Street. First Street isn’t first because many times the designation is replaced with the name Main Street.
    • ns Replacement act of replacing: the removal of an edge of crystal, by one plane or more
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  • Edward M. Forster
    “I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    “No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one”
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    “In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.”


In literature:

The chilled stratum of air drains from off it, and is replaced by warmer air.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
But in man instinct has been almost entirely replaced by conscious, voluntary, intelligent action.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The soft, contented murmur of bird praise has replaced the noise of bitter human prayer.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
Her white canvas shoes were replaced by strong leather boots.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
These were replaced by larger and warmer sleep moccasins lined with fur.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
The Cardinal Archduke Albert arrived at Brussels to replace Fuentes in January, 1596.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
I can replace any of these dreams by a phrase expressing a desire.
"Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud
You must not move the flowers or replace the blind on any pretext whatever.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She had imagined the Church replacing Paganism as light replaced darkness.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
This is the "parchment paper" that has largely replaced sheepskin.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson

In poetry:

Why should a slave rule
The lineage of princes,
A hairy barbarian
Replace our young sovran?
"Invocation" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Youth is leaving me; but daily
By new courage it's replaced ;
And my bold arm circles gaily
Many a young and slender waist.
"Losses" by Heinrich Heine
For the bruis'd insect on the waste
A sigh would heave her breast;
And oft her careful hand replac'd
The linnet's fallen nest.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Nor is ground, once lost, recovered;
Greece and Rome are not replaced!
All the sites of pagan learning
Still lie desolate and waste.
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
'Tis God that justifies:
Who shall recall the pardon or the grace,
Or who the broken chain of guilt replace?
'Tis God that justifies.
"Blessed Be God, Our God" by Horatius Bonar
CYPRIAN. Mighty mountain bird that fliest,
Trees for wings replacing feathers,
Boat, whose rocks supply the tackle,
As thou furrowest through the zephyr,
To thy centre back return thee,
And so end this fear, this terror.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Replacement signs are available from the sheriff's office for $40.
Could an Algorithm Replace Your Job.
We also replaced the traditional raisins with more festive dried cherries, then spiked them with allspice .
Nowadays, you can just download the screenplay for, let's say, The Exorcist, search for "adolescent girl," replace with "twentysomething single woman," and -- voila.
This 42-volt system doesn't replace the existing 12-volt system, but rather has dual-voltage architecture of 42/14 volts.
The Ada County Highway District is busy replacing a four-way stop with a roundabout at the intersection of Eagle and Amity roads.
A 91-year-old Belmont man was the first in the area to undergo a less invasive heart-valve replacement procedure at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
A chunk of Styrofoam crown molding that fell off the US Bank building at Plaza Circle and West Las Palmas Avenue on Sept 28 is being replaced.
But will they replace Valium.
The ambitious goal of replacing it in one year was set.
McDonald's Replaces Big Cheese .
Can Bolting Bovine Replace Germany's Oracle Octopus.
All the teenagers in Sunday School will have one less thing to laugh about now that "booty" is to be replaced by "spoils of war.
Ocean Spray broke ground Tuesday on a new $110 million juice bottling plant outside Allentown, which will replace its aging plant in Bordentown, N.J.
While officials still hope to replace that missing void in the near future, a semi-permanent replacement has gone up at the site.

In science:

To show Eq. (28) for k = 1, we take the given diagram, and make the replacement as shown between the left and right half of Fig. 5(a): first we straighten the diagram out as shown in the middle of Fig. 5(a), then we replace the double line by a wavy line connected the solid and dashed lines.
Random tensor theory: extending random matrix theory to random product states
Z gσ (x)p (T = σ) dσ where p (T = σ) is replaced by p(E =σ) and the integral is replaced by a finite mixture. M is a free parameter.
Importance Sampling for rare events and conditioned random walks
Now many of the results in [L1, §3] remain valid (with the same proof ) if G, G1 are replaced by G′ , Gδ , ”Borel” is replaced by ”Iwahori” and ”parabolic” is replaced by ”parahoric”.
Parabolic character sheaves, III
In more intuitive terms: each vertex of G is replaced by k copies of itself and each edge vw ∈ E is replaced by a matching of the copies of v and w.
The spectrum of random k-lifts of large graphs (with possibly large k)
In [Br37], Richard Brauer defined an algebra which replaces the symmetric group in Schur-Weyl duality if one replaces the general linear group by its orthogonal and symplectic subgroups.
Conjugation in Brauer algebras and applications to character theory