Definition Of substitution


the action of replacing someone or something with another person or thing.

the substitution of pediatricians for grandmothers in guiding baby care

Example Of substitution

  • A jar of dried basil or even a basil plant would be a more appropriate substitution than coriander.

  • a tactical substitution

  • Art in his view did not really enter into its full historical role, its civilizing potential, until the figural and substitutional folding of time had finally been straightened out.

  • At the same time, he raises the issue of substitution and exchange in a social and economic sphere.

  • But the interference between the substitutional principle of origins and the authorial or performative principle of artifact production was dynamic.

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