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    to supplant the original finding.

    "Another discovery could supplant the original finding."

    Does above sentence mean that the original finding is no longer important?

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de...on/us/supplant

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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    Does the dictionary say anything about importance?
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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Does the dictionary say anything about importance?
    I don't know but I suppose as it to be. Definitions are complex for me.

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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    Are these exactly identical to their originals?

    2a. "Another discovery could replace the original finding"
    2b. "Einstein's 'Theory of Relativity' supplanted 'Newtonian Physics' to a degree, but Newtonian Physics is still important, especially in the non-relativistic domain."

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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    3. "The discovery of the "Higgs boson" superseded previous assumptions in particle physics."

    Is this identical to the original?

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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Yes, that's acceptable.
    Do you mean replace is more close to supplant that of supersede?

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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    Supplant and supersede are closer synonyms to each other than either word is to replace. As usual, none of these words have exactly the same meaning and none of them are identical in meaning.
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    Re: to supplant the original finding.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Supplant and supersede are closer synonyms to each other than either word is to replace.
    Would you explain the structure of this sentence? Coming of another to be verb (is) after than is confusing. What stands for either word?

    Is this in the same way: "Supplant and supersede are closer synomyms to eacher other than to replace" which is very simple?

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