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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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Examples from the web for interchangeable
  • Only if you are putting forward a hypothesis that may or may not be true are may and might interchangeable.
  • The connection points, or nodes, of such networks are interchangeable.
  • Rats are not mice and the terms are not interchangeable.
  • Even brands they consider genius can look remarkably interchangeable.
  • Different manufacturers' drip-irrigation components usually aren't interchangeable.
  • But the flavors of all three are similar enough to make them interchangeable in this week's recipes.
  • Monetary and fiscal stimulus are not interchangeable.
  • Selection varies from market to market, but choices are usually interchangeable in recipes, so have fun exploring options.
  • Because it uses the little interchangeable power-prongs, which means one tiny thing less in my luggage.
  • On a different day, the positions seem interchangeable.
Word Origin and History for interchangeable
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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