substitution

See also: Substitution

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French substitution, from Late Latin substitutio.

NounEdit

substitution (countable and uncountable, plural substitutions)

  1. The act of substituting or the state of being substituted.
  2. A substitute or replacement.
  3. (chemistry, especially organic chemistry) The replacement of an atom, or group of atoms, in a compound, with another.
  4. (linguistics) The expansion of the lexicon of a language by native means in correspondence to a foreign term.
    Hypernym: loan
    Hyponyms: loan coinage, loan meaning
    Coordinate term: importation

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin substitūtiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /syp.sti.ty.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

substitution f (plural substitutions)

  1. substitution

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