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substitute


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Substitute  \Sub"stit"ute\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Substituted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Substituting}.]  [See  {Substitute},  n.] 
  To  put  in  the  place  of  another  person  or  thing  to  exchange. 
 
  Some  few  verses  are  inserted  or  substituted  in  the  room 
  of  others  --Congreve. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Substitute  \Sub"stit"ute\,  n.  [L.  substitutus  p.  p.  of 
  substituere  to  put  under  put  in  the  place  of  sub  under  + 
  statuere  to  put  place:  cf  F.  substitut.  See  {Statute}.] 
  One  who  or  that  which  is  substituted  or  put  in  the  place  of 
  another;  one  who  acts  for  another;  that  which  stands  in  lieu 
  of  something  else;  specifically  (Mil.),  a  person  who  enlists 
  for  military  service  in  the  place  of  a  conscript  or  drafted 
  man. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  substitute 
  adj  1:  being  a  replacement  or  substitute  for  a  regular  member  of  a 
  team  [syn:  {second-string},  {substitute(a)}] 
  2:  capable  of  substituting  in  any  of  several  positions  on  a 
  team;  "a  utility  infielder"  [syn:  {utility(a)},  {substitute(a)}] 
  3:  artificial  and  inferior;  "ersatz  coffee";  "coffee 
  substitute"  [syn:  {ersatz},  {imitation},  {substitute(p)}] 
  n  1:  a  person  or  thing  that  takes  or  can  take  the  place  of 
  another  [syn:  {replacement}] 
  2:  an  athlete  who  plays  only  when  another  member  of  the  team 
  drops  out  [syn:  {reserve}] 
  3:  someone  who  takes  the  place  of  another  (as  when  things  get 
  dangerous  or  difficult);  "the  star  had  a  stand-in  for 
  dangerous  scenes";  "we  need  extra  employees  for  summer 
  fill-ins"  [syn:  {stand-in},  {relief},  {backup},  {backup 
  man},  {fill-in}] 
  v  1:  put  in  the  place  of  another  [syn:  {replace}] 
  2:  be  a  substitute  [syn:  {sub},  {stand  in},  {fill  in}] 
  3:  act  as  a  substitute  for  [syn:  {deputize},  {stand  in},  {step 
  in}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Substitute 
 
    (SUB)  {ASCII}  character  26. 
 
  [Why?] 
 
  (1996-06-28) 
 
 




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