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Substitution is the replacement of one thing with another.

Example: "If the price for butter increases, I use margarine." In this case margarine is a substitute for butter.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Noun

Singular
substitution

Plural
substitutions

substitution (plural substitutions)

  1. the act of substituting or the state of being substituted
  2. a substitute or replacement
  3. (chemistry) (especially in organic chemistry) the replacement of an atom, or group of atoms, in a compound, with another

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