Replaced vs Dispensable - What's the difference?

replaced | dispensable |

As a verb replaced

is (replace).

As an adjective dispensable is

able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced.




  • (replace)
  • Anagrams




    (Webster 1913)


  • To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
  • When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
    The earl...was replaced in his government. — .
  • To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
  • You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
  • To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
  • I replaced my car with a newer model.
    The batteries were dead so I replaced them
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  • Next Wednesday, four women and 15 men on the Crown Nominations Commission will gather for two days of prayer and horsetrading to replace Rowan Williams as archbishop of Canterbury.
  • To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfill the end or office of.
  • This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
    This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. — .
  • To demolish a building and build an updated form of that building in its place.
  • (rare) To place again.
  • (rare) To put in a new or different place.
  • Usage notes

    The propriety of the use of "replace" instead of "displace", "supersede", or "take the place of", as in the fourth definition, has been disputed on account of etymological discrepancy, but is standard English and universally accepted.

    Derived terms

    * replaceable * replacement


    * English transitive verbs ----




    (en adjective)
  • Able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced.
  • Capable of being dispensed; distributable.
  • * 2006 , Pamela Lewis, Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers , Jessica Kingsley Publsihers (2006), ISBN 9781843108092, page 132:
  • The reward could be a preferred food, a sticker, blowing some bubbles, a noisemaker the child enjoys, a pat on the back, or some other easily dispensable reward that does not take the child away from the task at hand for more than a moment or two.
  • Subject to dispensation; possible to relax, exempt from, or annul.
  • * 2011 , Will Adam, Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church: Dispensation and Economy in Ecclesiastical Law , ISBN 9781409420552, page 15:
  • Jones' use of the term 'Ecclesiastical Law' in his definition of dispensations in Roman Catholic canon law points to the Roman Catholic distinction between divine law, from which no dispensation is possible, and merely ecclesiastical law, which is dispensable in certain circumstances.
  • (biochemistry, nutrition, of an amino acid) Not essential to be taken in as part of an organism's diet, as it can be synthesized de novo.
  • * 2008 , Marie Dunford & J. Andrew Doyle, Nutrition for Sport and Exercise , Thomson Wadsworth (2008), ISBN 9780495014836, page 161:
  • The difference in absorption rate is not surprising since whey has a high percentage of indispensable amino acids, which are absorbed more rapidly than dispensable amino acids.


    * indispensable