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A surrogate is a substitute or deputy for another person in a specific role and may refer to:
- Surrogate pregnancy, an arrangement for a woman to carry and give birth to a child who will be raised by others
- Sexual surrogate, in sexual therapy
- Surrogate marriage, a custom in African culture
- Ersatz, an artificial replacement differing in kind from and inferior in quality to what it replaces.
- Author surrogate or audience surrogate, reciprocal literary techniques
- The Surrogates, a comic book series
- Surrogates (film), a 2009 film based on the comic book series
- The Surrogate (1984 film), a 1984 film starring Art Hindle
- The Surrogate (1995 film), a TV movie starring Alyssa Milano
- The Surrogate, original title of The Sessions, a 2012 film starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy
- "Surro-Gate", an episode of the cartoon series American Dad!
- "The Surrogate" (The Outer Limits), an episode of the 1990s version of The Outer Limits series
- Surrogate Paintings, a series by American artist Allan McCollum
Science and technology
- Surrogate model, used in engineering design
- Surrogate endpoint, a measure of effect in clinical trials
- Surrogate key, a unique database identification key
- Surrogate proxy, a type of server network setup
- Surrogate mechanism, which allows UTF-16 to represent Unicode code points beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane as a pair of surrogate code points
- Surrogate code point, any of the range of Unicode codepoints which are used in pairs in UTF-16 to represent code points beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane
- High surrogate or leading surrogate, a surrogate code point in the Unicode range U+D800 – U+DBFF
- Low surrogate or trailing surrogate, a surrogate code point in the Unicode range U+DC00 – U+DFFF
- Surrogate pair, a high surrogate followed by a low surrogate used in UTF-16 to represent a Unicode code point beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane
- Surrogate data testing, a technique for identifying possible nonlinearity in data.
- Surrogate, used in library science. Metadata is created to represent information resources. The metadata serves as the surrogate for stored information resources.
- Surrogate species, used in ecology and conservation biology to indicate
- Surrogate (clergy), a deputy of a bishop or ecclesiastical judge
- Surrogate Court, a court primarily concerned with the distribution of assets of a decedent
- Surrogate alcohol, a substance containing alcohol that is consumed, though it is not meant for human consumption
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