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exchangeable

[iks-cheyn-juh-buhl]
adjective
capable of being exchanged.

Origin:
1565–75; exchange + -able

exchangeability, noun
exchangeably, adverb
nonexchangeability, noun
nonexchangeable, adjective
unexchangeability, noun
unexchangeable, adjective
unexchangeableness, noun


Exchangeable, interchangeable apply to something that may replace something else. That which is exchangeable may be exchanged for money, credit, or other purchases to the amount of the original purchase: These dishes are exchangeable if you find they are not satisfactory. Interchangeable applies to those things capable of being reciprocally put in each other's place: Standard parts are interchangeable.
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exchangeable

adjective
1. suitable to be exchanged [ant: unexchangeable
2. capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value; "convertible securities" [syn: convertible] [ant: inconvertible
3. capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability; "interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts" 
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