interchangeable

[in-ter-cheyn-juh-buhl]
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:
1400–50; interchange + -able; replacing late Middle English entrechaungeable < Middle French entrechangeable

interchangeability, interchangeableness, noun
interchangeably, adverb
noninterchangeability, noun
noninterchangeable, adjective
noninterchangeableness, noun
noninterchangeably, adverb
uninterchangeable, adjective


2. See exchangeable.
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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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Example sentences
The relationship of nutmeg and mace makes it easy to use them interchangeably.
The latter iteration came to be known as the stein, though the two seem to be
  used interchangeably.
Throughout the article the author uses relative inequality and absolute poverty
  interchangeably.
Some make the error of using several of those terms interchangeably, where a
  clear distinction exists.
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