the act of replacing.
a person or thing that replaces another: summer replacements for vacationing staff; a replacement for a broken dish.
Military. a sailor, soldier, or airman assigned to fill a vacancy in a military unit.
Also called metasomatism. Geology. the process of practically simultaneous removal and deposition by which a new mineral grows in the body of an old one.

1780–90; replace + -ment

nonreplacement, noun Unabridged
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replacement (rɪˈpleɪsmənt)
1.  the act or process of replacing
2.  a person or thing that replaces another
3.  geology the growth of a mineral within another of different chemical composition by gradual simultaneous deposition and removal
4.  Also called: petrification a process of fossilization by gradual substitution of mineral matter for the original organic matter

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Financial plans are offered to help our employees with their income replacement
  needs when they retire.
Fortunately you do have quite a few replacement choices.
Don't accept theoretical replacement parts: ask the dealer if they keep them in
The sleeve prevents rotting, and replacement and repair will be much, much
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