Meaning of replacement

re•place•ment

Pronunciation: (ri-plās'munt), [key]
— 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. a sailor, soldier, or airman assigned to fill a vacancy in a military unit.
  4. Also calledthe process of practically simultaneous removal and deposition by which a new mineral grows in the body of an old one.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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