Input interpretation
substitution (English word)
Definitions
1 | noun | an event in which one thing is substituted for another
2 | noun | the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
American pronunciation
s,uhbstuht’ooshuhn (IPA: s:02cc:028cbst:0259t:02c8u:0283:0259n)
Hyphenation
sub-sti-tu-tion (12 letters | 4 syllables)
First known use in English
1390 (Late Middle ages) (628 years ago)
Word origins
Middle French | Latin
Inflected form
substitutions
Synonyms
permutation | replacement | switch | transposition | commutation | exchange (total: 6)
Narrower terms
ablactation | replacement | replacing | subrogation | weaning (total: 5)
Broader terms
fluctuation | variation | change
Rhymes
absolution | attribution | constitution | contribution | counterrevolution | devolution | dilution | diminution | dissolution | distribution | electrocution | elocution | evolution | execution | institution | … (total: 26)
(based on typical American pronunciation)
Lexically close words
substituting
Anagrams
(none among common words)
Phrase
substitution class
Translations
German: | Ersetzen (general) | Ersatz (general)
Spanish: | reemplazo (general) | sustitución (general)
Portuguese: | substituição (general)
Japanese: | :4ee3 (common noun) | :4ea4:63db (common noun) | :4ee3:4f4d (common noun) | :4ee3:5165 (common noun) | :4ee3:5f79 (common noun) | :4ee3:66ff (common noun) | :4ee3:7528 (common noun) | :5165:63db (irregular okurigana) | :5165:66ff (irregular okurigana) | :7f6e:63db (common noun) | :4ee3:66ff:3048 (common noun) | :5165:63db:3048 (common noun) | :5165:66ff:3048 (common noun) | :5165:308c:63db:3048 (common noun) | :5165:308c:66ff:3048 (common noun) | :639b:3051:5909:3048 (common noun) | :639b:3051:66ff:3048 (common noun) | :5165:308c:4ee3:308f:308a (common noun) | :5165:308c:66ff:308f:308a (common noun)
French: | remplacement (general) | substitution (general)
Other notable uses
substitution.com | substitution.net | substitution.org | substitution.info | substitution.biz (total: 5)
Crossword puzzle clues
(none)
Scrabble score
14 (International English) | 14 (North American English)