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Meaning & Definition of Substitution in English

English

Substitution

/səbstɪtuʃən/

noun

1. An event in which one thing is substituted for another

  • "The replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
    synonym:
  • substitution
  • ,
  • permutation
  • ,
  • transposition
  • ,
  • replacement
  • ,
  • switch

2. 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"

    synonym:
  • substitution
  • ,
  • exchange
  • ,
  • commutation