foreign exchange


: a process of settling accounts or debts between persons residing in different countries
: foreign currency or current short-term credit instruments payable in such currency

Examples of foreign exchange in a Sentence

Our country has to export more in order to earn more foreign exchange.
Recent Examples on the Web For the three-month period ended March 31 st : 1 Other represents foreign exchange, interest accretion on lease liabilities and / or interest income Financial Highlights For the three-month period ended March 31 st , 2024; Total revenue decreased 15%, year over year. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 30 May 2024 In foreign exchange markets, the dollar’s value is strong right now—the greenback has more buying power than it’s had for almost 20 years. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 20 May 2024 The opportunity to spend one school year as a foreign exchange student provided him with the chance to master his English and embrace elements of American culture that have always fascinated him. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 3 May 2024 Over the past couple of decades, John Hughes‘ Sixteen Candles has been seen in a new light, with many calling out its portrayal of foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong, played by Gedde Watanabe, as racist. Tatiana Tenreyro, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for foreign exchange 

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of foreign exchange was in 1623

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“Foreign exchange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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