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Substitute

A good or service that satisfies a consumer's needs or desires just as well or almost as well as a similar good or service. A common type of substitute is an off-brand product; for example, a grocery store may sell its own peanut butter to compete with the on-brand peanut butter it also sells. Often, though not always, the price of a substitute is lower than that of the original product, but they follow generally the same trends. For example, if demand for the on-brand peanut butter rises, its price increases, but so does the price of the off-brand peanut butter, because consumers are willing to pay more for peanut butter generally, but are still looking for a bargain.

substitute

See swap.
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Imagine the conflict the supervisor of that substitute teacher/board member would feel.
Chris Brown, Superintendent of Butler County Educational Service Center 6 the organization that provided Fairfield school district with substitute teachers 6 said Abraham, who holds a short-term teaching license and a bachelor's degree, which was enough to qualify him as a substitute teacher, was shortlisted and given placement in the school only after he passed a background check that all applicants must go through. 
The decisions issued by the ministry must include mechanisms for establishing a database that lists substitute teachers.
An online portal serves as the go-to point for all substitutes to search the handbook, find links to substitute teaching information and see upcoming pay dates.
Boyce and his coinvestigators compared mortality after treatment with engineered skin substitutes in 16 children with data from 1,008 patients from the National Burn Repository who were of similar ages, had 77% full-thickness total body surface area burns, and were treated with meshed and expanded split-thickness skin autografts.
The sugar substitutes market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 percent over the next five years, increasing from a value of $10,538.8m in 2012, to reach a total of $13,761.2m by 2018.
When the degree of saltiness between plant salt substitutes and sodium chloride is the same, plant salt substitutes contain 43% less sodium than sodium chloride, making it possible to use them to reduce an individual's sodium intake, while retaining the salty taste of sodium chloride.
The study, by researchers at Purdue University, challenges the conventional wisdom that foods made with fat substitutes help with weight loss.
In general, the concept of substitutes for leadership represents an extension of the path-goal theory of leadership (Evans, 1970; House, 1971).
And though the money isn't bad (Oregon's minimum daily rate for substitute teachers works out to a little more than $19 an hour), yearly take-home pay typically pales in comparison to what a beginning classroom teacher earns, largely because the work is inherently inconsistent.
On certain days, he said, a dozen or more staff members may not be in school because of professional development, increasing the number of substitutes needed, and even the best substitute cannot offer the level of education teachers can.
Substitute teaching from A to Z; become an organized professional, work in any classroom.