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serve as a/(one's) replacement

To take the place or fill the purpose of someone or something else. We created these wood pellets from repurposed sawdust to serve as more a ecologically friendly substitute for other fuel sources. This is Shawna, everyone. She's going to be serving as my replacement while I'm on sabbatical.
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This report studies the global Hip Replacement market and volume in-depth and provides an all-encompassing analysis of the key growth drivers and preventive factors, market and volume trends and players and their projections for the upcoming years.
PR 424: Manila-Tokyo (Haneda); replacement flight is PR 5424 Manila-Tokyo (Haneda) on October 1
There are three types of replacement surgeries.The most common is the total shoulder replacement.
OFFERING partial knee replacements rather than total knee replacements would be beneficial to many patients as well as cheaper for the NHS, a study has suggested.
In the internal document, Apple reportedly said batteries for iPhone 6 Plus replacements won't be available until late march to early April for U.S.
Despite of being widely used procedure for curing extremely debilitating diseases, such as osteoarthritis, the global knee replacement market is facing some challenges such as economic slowdown that is preventing the market from growing.
An increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular disorders has fuelled the demand for heart valve repair and replacement globally.
"Before performing an ankle replacement, we also check if the joint has any deformities and consider the patient's age, weight and lifestyle to decide if they're a suitable candidate.
The downside to having a unicompartmental replacement is a slightly higher rate of early loosening and need for revision surgery compared with total knee replacements.
If you talk to joint replacement nurses, like Debra Wise, they'll tell you replacing joints today is nothing like even a few years ago.
IMSA-qualified companies make a commitment to offering producer training that clearly sets forth the company's replacement policies and procedures and that provides guidance as to when replacements may be appropriate.
On Sunday night, though, I discovered something even more distressing than a replacement bus service - a replacement replacement bus service.
William Jaffe, clinical professor and vice chairman of Orthopedics at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and an expert in total hip replacement who has helped in their design; and Ruth Solomon, dance medicine research coordinator, Division of Sports Medicine, Harvard Medical Center.
This increase can be attributed to the significant growth of sales of commercial truck vehicles over the calendar year as a result of continued vehicle replacement demand and response to changes in 2007 EPA emission regulations.
It takes two children to replace parents, so a birth rate of 2.1 is called "replacement level." But in Germany and Japan the total fertility rate, or TFR, is 1.4; in Italy, Russia and Spain it's 1.3.