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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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Artificial blood substitutes are synthetic components that mimic the functions and molecular structure of human blood.
The post further mentioned that school district had personally been in touch with "parents/guardians of every student who was in this substitute teacher's classroom" and determined that Abraham did not have any inappropriate interactions with any of his students except for that sole incident of indecency.
During the 2014-15 school year, Tacoma focused on recruiting emergency substitutes for last-minute vacancies and now operates with 140 emergency substitutes out of a pool of 362 certified substitutes.
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.
? Everton's first substitute at Goodison Park was a goalkeeper - when Andy Rankin replaced the injured Gordon West against Nuremberg in the Fairs Cup (the precursor to the Europa League) on October 12 1965.
The sugar substitute market has grown considerably in the last few years that is expected to continue.
The scientists found that 1% sodium chloride was equivalent in saltiness intensity to 1.55% of the plant salt substitute. But the sodium levels of the substitute were only one-third that of sodium chloride.
The use of artificial sweeteners and fat substitutes has increased dramatically over the past 30 years, mirroring the increase in obesity in America.
Organizational characteristics proposed as potential substitutes included the level of formality, inflexibility, highly active advisory and staff functions, closely knit and cohesive work groups, lack of leader control over rewards, and spatial distance between leader and subordinates (Kerr & Jermier, 1978).
Silverstein and other substitutes said it's rare to walk into a classroom and find no lesson plan, especially since the advent of e-mail.
In the Fitchburg schools, substitutes are paid $65 per day, Mr.
Substitute teaching from A to Z; become an organized professional, work in any classroom.