replacement

noun
1 replacing one thing with another
ADJECTIVE
complete, full

Complete replacement of the roof tiles would be very costly.

partial
direct

The series III gearbox is a direct replacement for a series II.

gradual
eventual
VERB + REPLACEMENT
be in need of, need, require

The original furnishings are now in need of replacement.

REPLACEMENT + NOUN
programme/program
cost, value

Rare instruments are usually insured for their full replacement value.

equipment
PHRASES
hormone replacement therapy (abbreviated to HRT)
2 sb/sth that replaces sb/sth else
ADJECTIVE
permanent
temporary
immediate
last-minute, late

She served as a last-minute replacement for the woman originally selected.

likely

He is the most likely replacement for the captain.

possible, potential
ideal
adequate
appropriate, suitable
hip, joint, knee
valve
meal (esp. AmE)

low-calorie meal replacements

VERB + REPLACEMENT
appoint, bring in (sb/sth as), hire

We'll have to see how bad the injury is before deciding whether to bring in a replacement.

name (sb as)

She was named as a possible replacement for the head of sales.

choose, select
need
look for, seek
find

We need to find a replacement for Jan when she goes on maternity leave.

get
come in as, come on as (both BrE)

He came on as a replacement for the injured player.

have, undergo

She had a hip replacement six years ago.

REPLACEMENT + NOUN
worker (esp. AmE)
part, product, unit

Do you know where I can get the replacement part?

car, vehicle
PREPOSITION
as replacement

Trams are now often preferred as replacements for buses.

replacement by

the president's temporary replacement by the Chief of Staff

replacement for

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