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surrogate

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin surrogatus, perfect passive participle of surrogare (ask); a variant of subrogare, from sub (under) + rogare (ask).

PronunciationEdit

  • (adjective and noun): IPA(key): /ˈsʌɹəɡɨt/
  • (verb): IPA(key): /ˈsʌɹəɡeɪt/

NounEdit

surrogate (plural surrogates)

  1. A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
  2. A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
  3. (chiefly UK) A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
  4. (US law): A judicial officer of limited jurisdiction, who administers matters of probate and intestate succession and, in some cases, adoptions.
  5. A surrogate or surrogate key is a unique identifier for either an entity in the modeled world or an object in the database.
  6. (computing) Any of a range of Unicode codepoints which are used in pairs in UTF-16 to represent characters beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane.

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AdjectiveEdit

surrogate (comparative more surrogate, superlative most surrogate)

  1. Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.

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VerbEdit

surrogate (third-person singular simple present surrogates, present participle surrogating, simple past and past participle surrogated)

  1. (transitive) To replace or substitute something with something else; appoint a successor.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

surrogate f

  1. feminine plural of surrogato

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

surrogāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of surrogō