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interchangeable

[in-ter-cheyn-juh-buh l] /ˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
(of two things) capable of being put or used in the place of each other:
interchangeable symbols.
2.
(of one thing) capable of replacing or changing places with something else:
an interchangeable part.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; interchange + -able; replacing late Middle English entrechaungeable < Middle French entrechangeable
Related forms
interchangeability, interchangeableness, noun
interchangeably, adverb
noninterchangeability, noun
noninterchangeable, adjective
noninterchangeableness, noun
noninterchangeably, adverb
uninterchangeable, adjective
Synonyms
2. See exchangeable.
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  • interchangeability a person has the ability to both speak and hear the same signal.
Word Origin and History for interchangeability

interchangeable

adj.

late 14c. (implied in interchangeably), from inter- + changeable. Related: Interchangeability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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