Science / Psychiatry / Substitution: A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, by which an unattainable or unacceptable goal, emotion, or object is replaced by one that is more attainable or acceptable.
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Substitution Adverb Synonyms: exchange, exchanging, change, changing, replacement, replacing, supplanting, switch, switching, interchange, interchanging, swap or swop, swapping or swopping

Substitution Of Entitlement

Business / Real Estate / Substitution Of Entitlement: Replaces one eligible veteran with another on an existing Veterans Administration loan. The entitlement is restored to the original veteran. MORE

Substitution Swap

Business / Finance / Substitution Swap: A method for hedging price risk that uses debt market instruments, such as interest rate futures, or that involves selling borrowed securities as the primary assets. MORE

Therapeutic Substitution

Health / Health Insurance / Therapeutic Substitution: The dispensing of a different chemical entity within the same drug class of a drug listed on a pharmacy benefit management plan's formulary. Therapeutic substitution always requires physician approval MORE

Same-Day Substitution

Business / Finance / Same-Day Substitution: Offsetting changes in a margin account during the day that result in no overall change in the balance of the account. MORE

Metrical Substitution

Entertainment / Literature / Metrical Substitution: A way of varying poetic meter by taking a single foot of the normal meter and replacing it with a foot of different meter. For instance, a poem might consist primarily of iambic pentameter, with a 'li MORE

Asset Substitution Problem

Business / Finance / Asset Substitution Problem: Arises when the stockholders substitute riskier assets for the firm's existing assets and expropriate value from the debtholders. MORE