interchange

verb
in·​ter·​change | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \
interchanged; interchanging; interchanges

Definition of interchange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to put each of (two things) in the place of the other

intransitive verb

: to change places mutually

interchange

noun
in·​ter·​change | \ ˈin-tər-ˌchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \

Definition of interchange (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act, process, or an instance of interchanging : exchange
2 : a junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams

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Other Words from interchange

Verb

interchanger noun

Examples of interchange in a Sentence

Verb We interchanged the two tires.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The understanding and interchanging between Pulisic and Arriola returned, and right back Reggie Cannon (replacing Nick Lima) kept Jamaican threat Leon Bailey pinned deep. Brian Straus, SI.com, "After Handling Jamaica, Weather Delay, USMNT Gets Gold Cup Final vs. Mexico," 4 July 2019 Like the Contender, barrels in different calibers are easily interchanged, making it an extremely versatile handgun. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The Best Handguns for Deer Hunting," 8 Oct. 2019 Others play around with the language in different ways, such as interchanging masculine and feminine pronouns or a speaker choosing to subvert the male case’s patriarchal dominance and default to the female form. Washington Post, "A guide to how gender-neutral language is developing around the world," 15 Dec. 2019 This powered press or hammer system will interchange tools depending on the shape needed. Glenn S. Daehn, The Conversation, "‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing," 11 Dec. 2019 The screwdriver tip can be interchanged into any of 12 different bits that range from Allen ends to Philips heads, each magnetic and useful. NBC News, "16 useful gift ideas for people who spend too much time at the office," 18 Dec. 2017 In Vienna, five teams of seven pacers, all of them outstanding athletes in their own right—including the five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat, and the three extraordinary Ingebrigtsen brothers, from Norway—will interchange every five kilometres. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "Inside the Race to Break the Two-Hour Marathon," 11 Oct. 2019 In the Dortmund academy set-up, the youth teams are well integrated with each other, with players regularly interchanging between the age groups and the senior side. Ben Morse, CNN, "Christian Pulisic: From Pennsylvania to London (via Brackley Town and Dortmund)," 11 Aug. 2019 There are several different types of stemware and tumblers, which may be interchanged from drink to drink. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Kumiko Is a New Bar in Chicago That Will Instantly Transport You to Japan," 11 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun High on the priority list is continuing to work toward a Millikin Road interchange with Interstate 75. Cincinnati.com, "Liberty Twp. officials say three-year budget forecast is in the black," 5 Feb. 2020 The Northern Beltline is a 52-mile, six-lane corridor that will stretch from Interstate 59 in northeast Jefferson County to the I-459 interchange with I-59/20 near Bessemer. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Northern Beltline to resume construction after $30 million approved in Senate funding bills," 20 Dec. 2019 Other major stretches of I-25: Improvements around the interchange with U.S. 50 in Pueblo will receive $60 million. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Colorado unveils a $1.6 billion roadmap of highway projects for the next 3 years," 21 Nov. 2019 Three cars were involved in the crash, which occurred on I-495 South at the interchange with Interstate 90 at around 8:20 a.m. BostonGlobe.com, "The third car involved was a 2010 Honda Accord driven by a 43-year-old man. He was summonsed by police for driving without a license, DeAngelis said.," 19 Oct. 2019 The president used two interchanges with the media yesterday to turn impeachment into a partisan rallying cry, writes Jonathan Allen. NBC News, "Exhibit A in the Ukraine flap is Trump's refusal to answer one simple question," 3 Oct. 2019 In the second debate, Castro got a boost from a testy interchange with Biden, again on immigration. Bill Lambrecht, ExpressNews.com, "Castro seeks a breakthrough in Houston debate," 11 Sep. 2019 The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land near the Loop 101 and 202 interchange was envisioned as a site for the Arizona Cardinals stadium in the early 2000s. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Tribal land in East Valley may finally see development. Here's what is envisioned," 11 Jan. 2020 The delays start near the I-95 interchange and are reported to be up to five miles. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Crashes on both sides of Beltway cause delays," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of interchange

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for interchange

Verb

Middle English entrechaungen, from Anglo-French *entrechanger, from entre- inter- + changer to change

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The first known use of interchange was in the 14th century

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26 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Interchange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interchange. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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interchange

noun

Financial Definition of interchange

What It Is

An interchange is an electronic transfer of information. In the business world, this usually involves financial data.

How It Works

Banks are common users of interchange data because they issue credit cards and debit cards. When a customer uses his or her credit or debit card, information about the purchase is transmitted through an electronic data interchange (called an EDI) that exists between retailers and banks. This interchange activity is necessary for retailers to receive payment for the sale of goods and services, but it is not free. Banks usually charge an interchange fee, which is usually a combination of a percentage of the transaction size (around 2%-3%, depending on the card issuer and the size of the transaction) plus a flat fee.

Why It Matters

Without interchanges, there would be no electronic banking. The advent of the Internet has increased its use and prevalence, and card issuers get a considerable portion of their revenues from interchange fees.

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interchange

verb
How to pronounce interchange (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of interchange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put each of two or more things in the place of the other

interchange

noun
How to pronounce interchange (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of interchange (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of sharing or exchanging things
: an area where two or more highways meet that is designed to allow traffic to move from one highway to another without stopping

interchange

verb
in·​ter·​change | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \
interchanged; interchanging

Kids Definition of interchange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put each in the place of the other : exchange You can interchange the two signs.

interchange

noun
in·​ter·​change | \ ˈin-tər-ˌchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \

Kids Definition of interchange (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of sharing or exchanging things an interchange of ideas
2 : an area where highways meet and it is possible to move from one to the other without stopping

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