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tr.v. sup·plant·ed, sup·plant·ing, sup·plants
1. To take the place of or substitute for (another): Computers have largely supplanted typewriters. See Synonyms at replace.
2. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics: In the Bible, Jacob supplants his older brother Esau.

[Middle English supplanten, to trip up, cause to stumble, from Old French supplanter, from Latin supplantāre, to trip up : sub-, sub- + planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.supplanting - act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
replacement, replacing - the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy"
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The wars of these two last-mentioned nations have in a great measure grown out of commercial considerations, -- the desire of supplanting and the fear of being supplanted, either in particular branches of traffic or in the general advantages of trade and navigation, and sometimes even the more culpable desire of sharing in the commerce of other nations without their consent.
The one is the supplanting, or the opposing, of authority established; for nothing is more popular than that.
'For a while, akala namin kasama namin ang CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines) sa pagtulong sa pagdepensa sa (we thought CPP are with us in helping, in depending) ancestral domain but they are supplanting traditional leaders with revolutionary concept.
'We need to defend humanity and protect our way of life from being supplanted by a government obsessed with supplanting truth with lies and replacing justice based on reason with injustice from the barrels of guns,' he said.
RUGBY UNION: The Guinness Premiership has set its sights on supplanting the Football League's Championship as English sport's second most popular competition.
Real estate fundamentals have been strengthening and supplanting the slower pace of asset appreciation.
Denial-of-service (DOS) attacks have emerged as the type of computer-security incident that costs companies the most money, supplanting the top risk for the previous five years--theft of proprietary data--for the first time.
Steil advocates what other one-worlders have previously proposed: supplanting national currencies with three world currencies--the dollar, the euro, and an Asian currency.
Many of the contributors to the volume seem simply to have ignored it, so that the book as a whole is less an exercise in supplanting "the academic literary establishment" than an act of collective denial of its existence.
Townsend says he does not see any markets for wood supplanting these two leading markets, one of which is regional and the other seasonal.