Computers have largely supplanted typewriters.
An example of to supplant is for someone to fill in for an absent worker.
An example of to supplant is for a person to trick someone else out of a job position and take it for himself.
In the Bible, Jacob supplants his older brother Esau.
Origin of supplant
- 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 plat- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition