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interchangeable

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adjective in·ter·change·able \ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-bəl\

Simple Definition of interchangeable

  • : capable of being used in place of each other

Full Definition of interchangeable

  1. :  capable of being interchanged; especially :  permitting mutual substitution <interchangeable parts>

in·ter·change·abil·i·ty play \-ˌchān-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·ter·change·able·ness play \-ˈchān-jə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·ter·change·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of interchangeable

  1. <the concept of interchangeable parts revolutionized the mass production of manufactured goods>



14th Century

First Known Use of interchangeable

14th century



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