• WordNet 3.6
    • v interchange reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    • v interchange cause to change places "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
    • v interchange give to, and receive from, one another "Would you change places with me?","We have been exchanging letters for a year"
    • v interchange put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt","substitute regular milk with fat-free milk","synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
    • n interchange mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    • n interchange reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries) "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
    • n interchange the act of changing one thing for another thing "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience","there was an interchange of prisoners"
    • n interchange a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot
    • Interchange Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling. "The interchanges of light and darkness.""Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains."
    • Interchange An intersection between highways, having two or more levels and a series of connecting roadways so that traffic on one highway may pass over or under the other highway without crossing through the line of traffic, and vehicles may pass from one highway to the other while traffic on both highways continues uninterrupted. A common interchange is the cloverleaf.
    • Interchange The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons. "Interchange of kindnesses."
    • Interchange The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce.
    • Interchange To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures.
    • v. i Interchange To make an interchange; to alternate.
    • Interchange To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services. "I shall interchange My waned state for Henry's regal crown."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • interchange To exchange mutually or reciprocally; put each of in the place of the other; give and take in reciprocity: as, to interchange commodities; to interchange compliments or duties.
    • interchange To cause to follow one another alternately: as, to interchange cares with pleasures.
    • interchange To change reciprocally; succeed alternately.
    • n interchange The act of exchanging reciprocally; the act or process of giving and receiving with reciprocity: as, an interchange of civilities or kind offices.
    • n interchange Alternate succession: as, the interchange of light and darkness.
    • n interchange Synonyms See exchange.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Interchange in-tėr-chānj′ to give and take mutually: to exchange
    • v.i Interchange to succeed alternately
    • n Interchange mutual exchange: alternate succession
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  • Gore Vidal
    “Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier,. See Inter-, and Change


In literature:

Moreover, hospitalities have been interchanged.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
But there now came an interchange of labor.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Interchange of words between minister and flock in church.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
Their goodness and badness depends on the way in which they are interchanged or combined.
"The Meaning of Good--A Dialogue" by G. Lowes Dickinson
There is a new interchange of vows.
"The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54"
The interchanging tooth is able for any people and it is very good and not dear.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 9, 1919" by Various
But their interchanges concerning Paris, on a sofa in the drawing-room, were stopped by a general departure.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Among other friendly interchanges, they learned the names of Mr. Flinders and his party.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
The Theory of interchanging Sea and Land illustrated by an Investigation of the Primary and Secondary Strata.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Both sides were fighting in small groups, and at once began a fierce interchange of shots at a distance of fifteen yards.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes

In poetry:

Above, the fair hall-ceiling stately-set
Many an arch high up did lift,
And angels rising and descending met
With interchange of gift.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
O mix their beauteous beams with mine,
And let us interchange our hearts;
Let all their sweetness on me shine,
Poured through my soul be all their darts.
"To Myra" by James Thomson
Yes, 'tis a secret that has brought me to you
A twofold secret. One I only know,
The other only you. Let's interchange,
Intrust yours first to me, then I'll tell mine.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"God made all nations of one blood,"
And bade the nation-wedding flood
Bear good for good to men:
Lo, interchange is happiness! —
The mindless are the riverless!
The shipless have no pen!
"Steam In the Desert" by Ebenezer Elliott
But now that Christ's pure vail presents the sight,
I see no fears:
Thy hand is white,
Thy scales like buckets, which attend
And interchangeably descend,
Lifting to heaven from this well of tears.
"Justice (II)" by George Herbert
'Thy days' may be a dull and vacant range,
A long captivity,
Nought brightly wonderful or sweetly strange
To quicken time for thee:
Less pain or more the only interchange;
Yet as thy days, thy strength shall be.
"Trust" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Interstate 77's southbound lane will be temporarily closed at 10 tonight just south of the US Route 30 interchange.
This interchangeable cable and weighted handle jump rope won't substitute for the gym.
Tennessee transportation officials will unveil ideas for rebuilding a busy interchange between two interstate highways in Chattanooga .
Walker wants to keep Zoo Interchange reconstruction on schedule.
The Arkansas highway department says outside lane at the Kerr interchange on westbound I-40 will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday between 9 am and 3 p.m. By Associated Press.
The Colony Park Monument, a replica of the Washington Monument in Ridgeland, overlooks the construction of the Interstate 55-Madison Avenue interchange.
These hybrid cameras are small, easy-to-use, and -- because of their interchangeable lenses -- versatile.
Construction is complete on the US 14/County MM interchange and the County M intersection in Dane County.
Construction has been completed on the US 14/County MM interchange and the County M intersection in Dane County.
The Department of Highways is looking into adding more Double Crossover Diamond Interchanges in Lexington.
(June 3, 2011) –NEXGEN XT is the latest addition to Medeco's Smart SFIC Solutions product lineup, allowing facilities that utilize small format interchangeable core (SFIC) cylinders to quickly and easily retrofit with an electronic cylinder .
The state Department of Transportation has just wrapped up two days of public meetings in Milwaukee on a plan to rebuild I-94 between the Marquette and Zoo Interchanges.
The Department of Transportation is proposing a drastic recuction for the reconstruction plans on the Zoo Interchange over the next two years.
The $2.6 million project reconstructed the interchange and built roundabouts at the ramp terminals.
Living, borrowed from the design center's Bello Design showroom, has removable and interchangeable parts.

In science:

However, it is not possible to the interchange the integral and the microscopic limit in the second term.
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
Let us now calculate the integral by interchanging the integration and the microscopic limit.
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
We now introduce an independent step approximation where we assume that the order of these two averages is interchanged.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
Let si denote the simple transposition interchanging i and i + 1.
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k
Next, we interchange summations in (4.2) and shift the inner index n 7→ n − k .
A simple proof of Bailey's very-well-poised 6-psi-6 summation