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People/things are substituted because they have substitutability.

Substitutability is not a thing, but it is a property of things. People/things are substituted because they have substitutability. Anything which does not have substitutability cannot be substituted.
[Disturb = Induce ≠ Reorder ≠ Substitute]

Terms of reference

  • Substitutability: the capacity of one factor (or good) to be used in the place of another, the opposite of complementarity; replaceability; exchangeability by virtue of being replaceable
  • Substitutable: Capable of being used as a substitute, valid as a replacement or alternate item; Capable of being substituted
  • Substitute: put in the place of another; a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another; capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; someone who takes the place of another;
  • Substituent:any atom, group, or radical substituted for another, or entering a molecule in place of some other part which is removed
  • Substitution: an event in which one thing is substituted for another; the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another; In a substitution reaction, a functional group in a particular chemical compound is replaced by another group
  • Successor: a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone; a person who takes over the rights of another
  • Surrogate: someone who takes the place of another person
  • Supplant: act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
  • Depute: appoint as a substitute
  • Delegate: a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • Instead: in the place of something (usually mentioned earlier); as a substitute or alternative
  • Instead of
  • As an alternative to
  • In lieu of
  • In place of
  • In preference
  • Otherwise
  • Either
  • Else
  • Or
  • Possibilities
  • Qualify
  • Opt
  • Option

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