interchange

verb
in·ter·change | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchānj \
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

2 : exchange

intransitive verb

: to change places mutually

interchange

noun
in·ter·change | \ ˈin-tər-ˌchānj \

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 interchanging roles – for all the FC Cincinnati midfielders – makes the club hard to predict, and in return, hard to play against. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "Michael Lahoud is a midfield buoy for FC Cincinnati in USL play," 5 July 2018 That awareness surfaces regularly here, in works where humans and beasts hybridize, with interchanging body parts and characteristics. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "This Candy Store wasn't a candy store: Remembering a California gallery that made art stars," 3 July 2018 Since the 2-2 home draw with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, FC Cincinnati occasionally deploys a diamond midfield with interchanging responsibilities on the field. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "Corben Bone's preferred attacking role just one of FC Cincinnati's parts in offensive flurry," 27 June 2018 Now midway through year three, the starting spots at the position are interchanging and often unpredictable. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati winger position battle among most fierce for USL minutes and MLS hopes," 20 June 2018 Even in their heyday, the two men interchanged musicians at the drop of a hat. latimes.com, "Calendar Letters: Samantha Bee, Roseanne Barr and competing views of hypocrisy," 9 June 2018 The midfield’s fluidity and interchanging positions this past week noticeably troubled opponents, allowing Cincinnati to dictate the flow and rhythm of the game. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati may embrace its first-place status, but it's not resting on any laurels," 11 May 2018 Cross-contamination can happen if utensils or plates are interchanged, if proper hand washing doesn’t take place, or even if crumbs from one dish invade another. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "A guide to gluten-free-friendly dining in Central Florida," 10 May 2018 Rosier and Perry interchanged on the first- and second-team units. Susan Miller Degnan, miamiherald, "This 6-6 Baby Cane did some big-kid damage at UM scrimmage while QBs, O-line struggled | Miami Herald," 7 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In April, the Illinois Department of Transportation sent a letter to the Lake Country Transportation Department stating the property would have to be acquired to allow for a reconstructed interchange at Routes 41 and 176 in Lake Bluff. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "For 600 homes in unincorporated Knollwood area, the future of fire protection services is unclear," 29 June 2018 At issue are the card-swipe or interchange fees that card networks set and that merchants pay to banks when consumers use their cards to shop. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "Visa, Mastercard Near Settlement Over Card-Swipe Fees," 28 June 2018 With a little more than a year left for construction on the I-985 exit 14 interchange project in Flowery Branch, traffic will shift on Thurmond Tanner between Avery Drive and Tanners Creek Road to accommodate more progress. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Traffic shifts on Thurmond Tanner in Flowery Branch," 28 June 2018 After a lovely interchange with Adrien Silva outside the box, Quaresma curled the ball into the top corner with the outside of his right boot - certainly one that will be on the 'Goal of the Tournament' shortlist. SI.com, "Iran 1-1 Portugal: VAR Grabs the Headlines Again as Late Penalty Denies Group Win for Portugal," 25 June 2018 Diglio said of what turned out to be a brief interchange with Salazar. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, "America’s Next Great Running Hope, and One of the Cruelest Twists in Youth Sports," 8 June 2018 More information about the 30-day closure of the Morena Boulevard off-ramp and the I-8 to I-5 interchange improvement project is available on the Caltrans website. City News Service, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Construction work will close Morena Boulevard off-ramp from west I-8 for a month," 12 Mar. 2018 The final phase of the I-294/57 interchange, planned for completion in 2024. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "I-80 improvements deemed 'critical' in regional transportation plan," 3 July 2018 Crews will build a new Montlake interchange, a landscaped lid over Highway 520, a bicycle/pedestrian land bridge east of the lid, and a new approach bridge for eastbound traffic heading over the lake. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "Summer update: What’s next for transportation projects in Puget Sound area," 1 July 2018

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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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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

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

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 \
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 \

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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