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substitution

[‚səb·stə′tü·shən]
(psychology)
A defense mechanism whereby an unattainable or unacceptable goal, emotion, or object is replaced by one that is more attainable or acceptable.

Substitution

A material or process offered in lieu of, and equivalent to, the specified material or process.

Substitution

 

(law), in a will, the naming of a second heir, called a substitute heir. In Soviet law—for example, in Article 536 of the Civil Code of the RSFSR—a substitute heir can accede to an inheritance only if the first heir dies before the opening of the inheritance or does not accept the inheritance. In several other socialist countries, such as Hungary and Poland, legislation provides for substitution. In Poland, the law of inheritance allows substitution not only with respect to an heir ex testamento but also with respect to an heir ab intestato (art. 963 of the Civil Code).

substitution

A material or process offered in lieu of, and as being equivalent to, a specified material or process.

Substitution

Arsinoë
put her own son in place of Orestes; her son was killed and Orestes was saved. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 32]
Barabbas
robber freed in Christ’s stead. [N.T.: Matthew 27:15–18; Swed. Lit.: Barabbas]
Canty, Tom
young beggar takes to throne in prince’s stead. [Am. Lit.: The Prince and the Pauper]
Edward, Prince of Wales
kingling becomes urchin in clothing exchange. [Am. Lit.: The Prince and the Pauper]
George, Tobey
after Marcus’s death, replaces him in his family. [Am. Lit.: The Human Comedy]
Hagar
thinking herself barren, Sarah offers slave to Abraham. [O.T.: Genesis 16:1–4]
Leah
deceptively substituted for Rachel in Jacob’s bed. [O.T.: Genesis 29:22–25]
whipping boy
surrogate sufferer for delinquent prince. [Eur. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 942]
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We developed a model in which admixtures of purines form substitutional solid solutions in UA.
We find a substitutional relationship, whereas Berndt and Hansson and Lynde and Richmond report complementarity between public infrastructure and private capital stock.
The authority, both paternal and maternal, must be substitutional, pedagogical, practical, essential, and humble to foster the maturity of the members within the organization.
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2] (R = rare earth ion) substitutional alloys (34), where strong ferromagnetic correlations were found to coexist with superconductivity, but the first examples of true long range magnetic order coexisting with superconductivity were provided by the ternary Chevrel-phase superconductors (R[Mo.
These include lower new car transaction prices, improved consumer offers, cheaper finance, an accelerated level of specification enhancements and some substitutional sales from used to new.
The important issue here is that changes in chromosome pairing are brought about without the slightest DNA substitutional change in the chromosomes.
The substitutional function exercised by authority in guidance of immature and deficient persons or societies toward their proper good.
The Anganen add further dimensions to the substitutional premises of exchange: from direct substitution for bodies (life forces) to their transcendence in ceremonial exchange, through the shift from substitutions for, to substitution as, bodies in exchange.
Let us not be misled, for if the quality of coffee deteriorates so much, we may be forced to search for substitutional products which only imitate coffee, but are not the real thing.