[suhb-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈsʌb stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/
a person or thing acting or serving in place of another.
(formerly) a person who, for payment, served in an army or navy in the place of a conscript.
Grammar. a word that functions as a replacement for any member of a class of words or constructions, as do in He doesn’t know but I do.
verb (used with object), substituted, substituting.
to put (a person or thing) in the place of another.
to take the place of; replace.
Chemistry. to replace (one or more elements or groups in a compound) by other elements or groups.
verb (used without object), substituted, substituting.
to act as a substitute.
of or relating to a substitute or substitutes.
composed of substitutes.
(often foll by for) to serve or cause to serve in place of another person or thing
(chem) to replace (an atom or group in a molecule) with (another atom or group)
(logic, maths) to replace (one expression) by (another) in the context of a third, as replacing x + y for x in 3x = k gives 3x + 3y = k
(grammar) another name for pro-form
(Canadian) another name for supply teacher
(nautical) another word for repeater (sense 5)
(formerly) a person paid to replace another due for military service
early 15c. in transitive sense, 1888 as intransitive, from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Related: Substituted; substituting.
“one who acts in place of another,” early 15c., from Old French substitute and directly from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Team sports sense is from 1849.
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[in-ter-ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌɪn tərˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. existing between territories: interterritorial laws.