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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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Additionally, a mixed solution of THF and DMSO with various mixing ratios was examined as a solvent for the substitution of CI in PVC with SCN.
As facility administrators saw the economic benefit of therapeutic interchange programs, pharmacies began to develop methodologies for making substitutions easier.
Points scored by transferred horses will count from the day after the date of substitution.
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The substitution request, which is permitted under the loan documents, was received by DCR from GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation (GMACCM), the master servicer on the transaction, on behalf of the borrower, Prentiss.
Although the CPI as currently constructed does not account for the upper-level substitution possibilities available to consumers, indexes that do take account of such substitutions can be calculated; economists refer to them as superlative indexes because of their desirable properties.
In the event Buyer elects not to accept such substitutions, Buyer shall offer Seller the right to terminate the Transaction.
Many times, material substitutions were necessary, sometimes to the detriment of the final product.