replaceable


replaceable

verb (used with object), re·placed, re·plac·ing.

  1. to assume the former role, position, or function of; substitute for (a person or thing): Electricity has replaced gas in lighting.
  2. to provide a substitute or equivalent in the place of: to replace a broken dish.
  3. to restore; return; make good: to replace a sum of money borrowed.
  4. to restore to a former or the proper place: to replace the vase on the table.

verb (tr)

  1. to take the place of; supersedethe manual worker is being replaced by the machine
  2. to substitute a person or thing for (another which has ceased to fulfil its function); put in place ofto replace an old pair of shoes
  3. to put back or return; restore to its rightful place
adj.

1805, from replace (v.) + -able. Related: Replaceability.

v.

1590s, “to restore to a previous place or position,” from re- “back, again” + place (v.). Meaning “to take the place of” is recorded from 1753; that of “to fill the place of (with something else)” is from 1765. Related: Replaced; replacing.

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