Dictionary » R » Replaces



1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like. The earl . . . Was replaced in his government. (bacon)

2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.

3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document. With Israel, religion replaced morality. (M. Arnold)

4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of. This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. (Whewell)

5. To put in a new or different place.

The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers.

(Science: chemistry) Replaced crystal, a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.

Origin: Pref. Re- _ place: cf. F. Replacer.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Energy; respiration and photosynthesis

... which Leaves our system. i.e. is lost. We replace it by eating. The same thing is happening in an entire ecosystem. WE know how the ecosystem replaces that energy, but there is the question of what happens to the expended energy that is lost. It is in the form of electricity so perhaps it ...

See entire post
by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Energy; respiration and photosynthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 9418


Not to mention, that synthesized oligos have 5'-OH and 3'-phosphate ends... DNA ligase removes 3'-phosphates and replaces it with -OH. Thus, synthesized oligos without polynucleotide kinase treatment will participate in the ligation reaction with both their ends having -OH groups. ...

See entire post
by kk
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Replies: 9
Views: 7047

Gene regulation

... a functional cbbA gene). While -galactosidase activity in this strain is low, spontaneous mutants appear with high activity. In these mutants, he replaces the fusion plasmid with a similar one carrying cbbA+ (using an incompatible plasmid with a different, selectable drug-resistance), and analyze ...

See entire post
by tteessffaa
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene regulation
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

Re: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... the man asking him to save the victim by stopping the shooting. The man says.....Don't worry......I will save him by changing technology......He replaces the old gun with a new one ........And continues to shoot. . . Environment has been destroyed by Industrial Activity........Trying to save ...

See entire post
by sushil_yadav
Thu May 10, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 61201

Mismatch DNA repair

DNA polymerase III proofreads as it elongates the strand, using a primer with a 3' hydroxyl. DNA polymerase I proofreads as it replaces the primer.

See entire post
by aptitude
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Mismatch DNA repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3682
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,520 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link