interchange

[v. in-ter-cheynj; n. in-ter-cheynj]
verb (used with object), interchanged, interchanging.
1.
to put each in the place of the other: to interchange pieces of modular furniture.
2.
to cause (one thing) to change places with another; transpose.
3.
to give and receive (things) reciprocally; exchange: The twins interchanged clothes frequently.
4.
to cause to follow one another alternately; alternate: to interchange business cares with pleasures.
verb (used without object), interchanged, interchanging.
5.
to occur by turns or in succession; alternate.
6.
to change places, as two persons or things, or as one with another.
noun
7.
an act or instance of interchanging; reciprocal exchange: the interchange of commodities.
8.
a changing of places, as between two persons or things, or of one with another.
9.
alternation; alternate succession.
10.
a highway intersection consisting of a system of several different road levels arranged so that vehicles may move from one road to another without crossing the streams of traffic.

Origin:
1325–75; inter- + change; replacing Middle English entrechaungen < Middle French entrechangier

interchanger, noun
preinterchange, noun
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interchange
 
vb
1.  to change places or cause to change places; alternate; exchange; switch
 
n
2.  the act of interchanging; exchange or alternation
3.  a motorway junction of interconnecting roads and bridges designed to prevent streams of traffic crossing one another
 
inter'changeable
 
adj
 
interchangea'bility
 
n
 
inter'changeableness
 
n
 
inter'changeably
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

interchange
late 14c., from O.Fr. entrechangier, from entre- (from L. inter-) + changier "to change." The noun in ref. to a type of road junction is first recorded 1944.
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Example sentences
There is a balance between the human drama and the world around it, and that
  interchange is so beautifully done.
After the interchange of several letters my father finally capitulated,
  although he said it went sorely against his conscience.
First of all, settlement is not really relevant for genetic interchange.
Their separation from each other is too big for an interchange of matter.
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