• Telephone exchange
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exchanger one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hondas and Toyotas are the most frequently stolen passenger cars because they have parts that can be readily exchanged between model years without a problem.
    • n Exchanger One who exchanges; one who practices exchange.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most common telephone exchange number on television is 555.
    • n exchanger One who exchanges; one who practises exchange.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During a kiss as many as 278 bacteria colonies are exchanged.
    • n Exchanger one who exchanges or practises exchange:
    • n Exchanger (B.) a money-changer, a banker
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  • Francois FeNelon
    “If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.”
  • Adam Smith
    “The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.”
  • David Wark Griffiths
    David Wark Griffiths
    “We have taken beauty and exchanged it for stilted voices.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. eschangier (Fr. échanger)—Low L. excambiāre—L. ex, out, cambīre, to barter.


In literature:

If Sophie and I exchanged lives, let the exchange become real.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
Greetings had been exchanged; his apologies for his blundering descent upon them laughed at.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
They were by no means willing to exchange its excitements for the monotonous labors of the field or the shop.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
He is on the Stock Exchange.
"Second Plays" by A. A. Milne
I saw also an ordinary day in the Stock Exchange.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
He got the big dog, and the man took the hog in exchange.
"Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian" by Various
Also one or more copies are exchanged with each of the other states for copies of their laws to be kept in the state library.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
And the greater that diversity, the more extensive and the more animating is the circle of exchange.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
For purposes of exchanging goods the notes were in excess.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
Exchange that and receive a little spoon which is one of seven.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein

In poetry:

The silent shepherdess,
She of my vows,
Here with me exchanging love
Under dim boughs.
"The Beacon" by Robert Graves
As ancient comrades tried and true
No new exchange of vows demand,
Each knows of old what each will do,
Nor needs to talk to understand;
So France with us and we with France--
Enough the gesture and the glance.
"We Are With France" by Richard Le Gallienne
but now that fever is a fire whose glow
warms our hands, Joseph, as we grunt like primates
exchanging gutturals in this wintry cave
of a brown cottage, while in drifts outside
mastodons force their systems through the snow.
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott
’Twas a mournful end to day-dreams high,
A sad and fearful doom—
To exchange their fever-stricken ships
For the loathsome typhus tomb;
And, ere they had smiled at Canada’s sky,
On this stranger land breathe their dying sigh.
"The Emigrants’ Monument At Point St. Charles" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Said the King: "My thanks unto thee and to all the court I own."
Upon their feet got swiftly the Heirs of Carrion;
Of him who in good hour was born, lightly they kissed the hands.
Before the King Alfonso they made exchange of brands.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar II" by Anonymous European
At first they didn't quarrel very openly, I've heard;
They nodded when they met, and now and then exchanged a word:
The word grew rare, and rarer still the nodding of the head,
And when they meet each other now, they cut each other dead.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

New bartering scheme in Mexico City helping residents exchange trash for fresh food.
In return, residents receive vouchers that are exchanged for produce at a farmers' market.
When Rich Wohn started bartering , the company he worked with was one of dozens of regional barter exchanges across the country.
Transition Snoqualmie Valley will explore a local barter exchange program at its "Potluck with a Purpose," 6:30 pm Friday, Dec 3, at the Carnation Tree Farm Loft.
Unlike money, which is a truly convenient means of exchange, bartering requires you to understand others and their needs.
The body of San Diego State US exchange student Austin Bice , was found Tuesday in the river 10 days after he went missing following a night out, a police official said.
Silica started selling stock on the New York Stock Exchange on February 1.
Richard Grasso, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, resigned.
How Chairman Dick Grasso is transforming the New York Stock Exchange.
The luncheon room of the New York Stock Exchange is packed with the players and friends of the John F Kennedy Knights high school football team.
In another effort to increase investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange said yesterday that it planned to begin reporting program trading activity on a half-hourly basis by the end of the year.
They did not want a repeat of the testy exchanges that characterized the two candidates' joint radio appearance last week.
Walsh recommends a labor exchange with similarly clutter-challenged friends and family: Tackle your garage one weekend, theirs the next.
A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks at a newspaper reporting President Obama's reelection.
The New York Stock Exchange will close Monday as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall.

In science:

Observe that a contribution will occur whenever the Bott exchanges give a non-increasing sequence for every term of (0b , (a + b + c)d+f ), (0c , (a + b + c)d+e ), ((−2d − e − f )a+b+c , 0d ) Also, note that if any of b, c or d are zero, then there are no exchanges for the corresponding term in the weight.
Resolutions of defining ideals of orbit closures for quivers of type $A_3$
In the cluster category, the exchange relations of the corresponding cluster algebra are modeled by exchange triangles.
Almost complete cluster tilting objects in generalized higher cluster categories
Altogether these results show that, as to be expected, the structure of tail algebras of quantum exchangeable infinite sequences has a much higher complexity than those of tail σ -algebras of exchangeable sequences in probability theory.
Tail algebras of quantum exchangeable random variables
Since the sequence (xi )i≥1 is quantum exchangeable, it is also exchangeable, i.e., the joint moments of this sequence are invariant under arbitrary permutations of N.
Tail algebras of quantum exchangeable random variables
An example of such a comparison exhibiting considerable complexity is shown in Figure 1. The diagram shows the exchange of 7 artefacts between 15 laboratories. The numbers beside arrowheads are numbers of measurements of an artefact by a laboratory in each round of artefact exchange.
Evaluation of Measurement Comparisons Using Generalised Least Squares: the Role of Participants' Estimates of Systematic Error