I'm translating an article about wearable smart watches. What does "replacement" mean? And what does it refer to in the following context?

[snip: (The author is unsatisfied, because of the high battery consumption of smart watches.)]

That is the single most pressing reason why I am not going to bother bringing any of my Android Wear stuff to CES next month because it is just one more cable, one more charger, and one more item that I will either forget to use, or just as bad, I will end up leaving it at the hotel where I then have to chase it down to have it sent home, or spend some money to replace the part.  Of course, the smartwatch won't have enough battery life to stay "on" while the replacement is en route either.

  • I think that this question is more about understanding a fairly complicated sentence than about understanding the dictionary definition of replacement, so I am voting to leave this open.
    – ColleenV
    Feb 3, 2015 at 1:36

1 Answer 1


It is replacement sense 2:

2) a person or thing that takes the place of another, esp. of one that has worn out, broken down, etc.

In this context, it has to be a new charger that is being sent to you. And it is saying that you won't have one until you receive it.

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