Definition of Interchange

1. Noun. A junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams.

Specialized synonyms: Cloverleaf, Spaghetti Junction
Group relationships: Highway, Main Road
Generic synonyms: Junction

2. Verb. Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items. "Synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
Exact synonyms: Exchange, Replace, Substitute
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Shift, Reduce, Truncate, Retool, Subrogate
Derivative terms: Replacement, Substitute, Substitution, Substitution

3. Noun. Mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information).
Exact synonyms: Give-and-take, Reciprocation
Generic synonyms: Interaction
Specialized synonyms: Reciprocity, Cross-fertilisation, Cross-fertilization, Dealings, Traffic
Derivative terms: Reciprocate

4. Verb. Give to, and receive from, one another. "They interchange the goods"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
Exact synonyms: Change, Exchange
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Sell, Cash, Cash In, Ransom, Redeem, Redeem, Fill In, Stand In, Sub, Substitute, Swap, Switch, Swop, Trade, Barter, Trade, Trade In
Derivative terms: Exchange

5. Noun. The act of changing one thing for another thing. "There was an interchange of prisoners"
Exact synonyms: Exchange
Generic synonyms: Group Action
Specialized synonyms: Trade-off, Tradeoff
Derivative terms: Exchange

6. Verb. Cause to change places. "Interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
Exact synonyms: Counterchange, Transpose
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

7. Noun. Reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries). "He earns his living from the interchange of currency"
Exact synonyms: Exchange
Generic synonyms: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Conversion, Barter, Swap, Swop, Trade, Foreign Exchange
Derivative terms: Exchange

8. Verb. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action).
Exact synonyms: Alternate, Flip, Flip-flop, Switch, Tack
Generic synonyms: Change By Reversal, Reverse, Turn
Derivative terms: Flip-flop, Switch, Switch, Tack

Definition of Interchange

1. v. t. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services.

2. v. i. To make an interchange; to alternate.

3. n. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons.

Definition of Interchange

1. Verb. (transitive) to switch (each of two things) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to mutually give and receive (something); to exchange ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to swap or change places ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to alternate ¹

5. Noun. An act of interchanging. ¹

6. Noun. A highway junction in which traffic may change from one road to another without crossing a stream of traffic. ¹

7. Noun. (rail transport) A connection between two or more lines, services or modes of transport; a station at which such a connection can be made. ¹

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Definition of Interchange


Medical Definition of Interchange

1. 1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons. "Interchange of kindnesses." 2. The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce. 3. Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling. "The interchanges of light and darkness." (Holder) "Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains." (Milton) Origin: Cf. OF. Entrechange. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interchange

interchange (current term)
interchange instability

Literary usage of Interchange

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"I had the honour of communicating two papers to the Royal Society on the interchange of pulmonary gases—one in June, 1891,* and another in June, ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"Car interchange TRAFFIC Car interchange. Report of the Committee of the Railway Club of Pittsburgh on the Revision of M. С. В. Rules of interchange. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"THE INFLUENCE OF DISEASES UPON THE RESPIRATORY interchange OF GASES. ... The taking of nourishment invariably augmented the interchange, as happens also in ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"the employment of such clerical force located there, an interchange of traffic at said point cannot be made in a proper and convenient way to either party. ..."

5. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1893)
"LAW OF interchange [92. 92. Let 0 be any ordinary point of the function; ... The law of interchange of branches of a function after description of a circuit ..."

6. The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"Growth depends upon two correlative factors; upon vigor of internal organization — which gives power to assimilate — and upon freedom of interchange with ..."

7. Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management by Dionysius Lardner (1850)
"The practical effect of the arrangement, even so far as it is hitherto developed, is to facilitate such afl interchange of the use of the rolling-stock, ..."

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