interchangeable

  • 1 interchangeable — [ ɛ̃tɛrʃɑ̃ʒabl ] adj. • 1870; angl. interchangeable (1450), de l a. fr. entre changeable, de changer 1 ♦ Se dit de pièces, d objets semblables, de même destination, qui peuvent être changés l un pour l autre, mis à la place les uns des autres… …

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  • 2 Interchangeable — In ter*change a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. entrechangeable.] [1913 Webster] 1. Admitting of exchange or mutual substitution. Interchangeable warrants. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 interchangeable — index akin (germane), coequal, cognate, comparable (equivalent), convertible, disjunctive ( …

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  • 4 interchangeable — late 14c. (implied in interchangeably), from INTER (Cf. inter ) + CHANGEABLE (Cf. changeable). Related: Interchangeability …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 interchangeable — is spelt with an e in the middle to preserve the soft sound of the g …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 interchangeable  — [adj] identical, transposable changeable, commutable, compatible, converse, convertible, correspondent, equivalent, exchangeable, fungible, interconvertible, mutual, reciprocal, reciprocative, same, substitutable, synonymous, workalike; concepts… …

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  • 7 interchangeable — [in΄tər chān′jə bəl] adj. [OFr entrechangeable] that can be interchanged; esp., that can be put or used in place of each other interchangeability n. interchangeably adv …

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  • 8 interchangeable — in|ter|change|a|ble [ˌıntəˈtʃeındʒəbəl US tər ] adj things that are interchangeable can be used instead of each other ▪ These two words are almost interchangeable. ▪ a camera with interchangeable lenses >interchangeably adv… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 interchangeable — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)tʃe͟ɪnʤəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: oft ADJ with n Things that are interchangeable can be exchanged with each other without it making any difference. His greatest innovation was the use of interchangeable parts... Many of his campaign proposals… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 interchangeable — adjective things that are interchangeable can be used instead of each other: interchangeable parts | These two words are almost interchangeable. interchangeably adverb interchangeability noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 interchangeable — adjective 1. (mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged the arguments of the symmetric relation, is a sister of, are interchangeable • Similar to: ↑symmetrical, ↑symmetric • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 12 interchangeable — interchangeability, interchangeableness, n. interchangeably, adv. /in teuhr chayn jeuh beuhl/, adj. 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… …

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  • 13 interchangeable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ almost, virtually …

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  • 14 interchangeable — in|ter|change|a|ble [ ,ıntər tʃeındʒəbl ] adjective if two things are interchangeable, you can put each one of them in the place where the other was or use one instead of the other and the effect will be the same: Thesis and dissertation were at… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 interchangeable — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈtʃeɪndʒəb(ə)l] / US [ˌɪntərˈtʃeɪndʒəb(ə)l] adjective if two things are interchangeable, you can put each one of them in the place where the other was, or you can use one instead of the other, and the effect will be the same The terms …

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  • 16 interchangeable — in•ter•change•a•ble [[t]ˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) (of two things) capable of being put or used in the place of each other: interchangeable symbols[/ex] 2) (of one thing) capable of replacing or changing places with something else: an… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 interchangeable — adjective Date: 14th century capable of being interchanged; especially permitting mutual substitution < interchangeable parts > • interchangeability noun • interchangeableness noun • interchangeably adverb …

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  • 18 interchangeable — adjective Freely substitutable. May be swapped at will. Eli Whitneys development of interchangeable parts was a breakthrough for modern manufacturing. Prior to that each part had to be made custom …

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  • 19 interchangeable — adj. interchangeable with * * * [ˌɪntə tʃeɪndʒəb(ə)l] interchangeablewith …

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  • 20 interchangeable — adjective the attachments for these two vacuum cleaners are interchangeable Syn: similar, identical, indistinguishable, alike, the same, uniform, twin, undifferentiated; corresponding, commensurate, equivalent, synonymous, comparable, equal;… …

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