the act of replacing.
a person or thing that replaces another:
summer replacements for vacationing staff; a replacement for a broken dish.
Military. a sailor, soldier, or airman assigned to fill a vacancy in a military unit.
Also called metasomatism. Geology. the process of practically simultaneous removal and deposition by which a new mineral grows in the body of an old one.
the act or process of replacing
a person or thing that replaces another
(geology) the growth of a mineral within another of different chemical composition by gradual simultaneous deposition and removal
a process of fossilization by gradual substitution of mineral matter for the original organic matter Also called petrification
- Replacement algorithm
The method used to determine which entry in an associative cache to flush to main memory when it is desired to cache a new block of data. The “least recently used” algorithm flushed the block which has not been accessed for the longest time. A random replacement algorithm picks any block with equal probability.
- Replacement therapy
replacement therapy re·place·ment therapy (rĭ-plās’mənt) n. Therapy designed to compensate for a lack or deficiency arising from inadequate nutrition, from certain dysfunctions, or from losses, as by the administration of natural or synthetic substances.
verb (used with object), replaced, replacing. 1. to assume the former role, position, or function of; substitute for (a person or thing): Electricity has replaced gas in lighting. 2. to provide a substitute or equivalent in the place of: to replace a broken dish. 3. to restore; return; make good: to replace a sum of […]
noun 1. a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans. 2. a design or scheme of arrangement: an elaborate plan for seating guests. 3. a specific project or definite purpose: plans for the future. 4. Also called plan view. a drawing made to scale to represent the top […]