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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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This work deals with tilings that arise from substitutions.
Compared to the root strain, unique amino acid substitutions were observed in the E gene of the strains collected from Bangladesh, including S447G, A479V, and V489T (unlike V489A for sequences from other countries).
In his PhD thesis, Dr Al Ameri asserted that many healthcare providers in the world have been promoting drug substitution in an attempt to contain their costs, under the presumption that generic drugs are not inferior to the more expensive branded medicines, "and the premise that any saving that does not compromise the quality of care is essentially appropriate.
The effects of temperature, molar SCN/CI ratio, and solvent on the substitution of CI by SCN and the elimination of hydrogen chloride (HCI), resulting in the dechlorination of PVC were investigated.
Before formalized programs were developed, drug substitutions were often initiated by consultant pharmacists on a case-by-case basis.
4 Substitution is open to those who originally entered the competition via the phone or internet.
2 substitutions GQ Jabbanat Sidi Muhammad Daggus, Libya; DT Ariyankurisuddakulam, Sri Lanka
Each of these substitutions has not been like-for-like but for someone who plays in a different position, interrupting the balance which has got us the lead.
In general, they are known to be capable of accommodating a wide variety of modifications and combinations of substitutions of ions and groups within the apatitic lattice.
Substitutions are made every five minutes, with the clock being stopped while the substitutions are being made.
In addition, consumers also make substitutions among different varieties of the same item in their market baskets, such as when consumers switch between different brands of breakfast cereal.
In the event Buyer elects not to accept such substitutions, Buyer shall offer Seller the right to terminate the Transaction.