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

The latest proposal would add express lanes from the Dulles Toll Road interchange to the American Legion Bridge. Washington Post, "Virginia explores extending the 495 Express Lanes to the American Legion Bridge," 30 June 2018 The Orlando Housing Authority is hoping to demolish its oldest public housing complex — the World War II-era Griffin Park, a community sandwiched between the interchange of I-4 and the East-West Expressway. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Griffin Park public housing complex could face demolition, relocating 345 residents," 29 June 2018 The project would add a third lane to each direction of the 2.8-mile section between the Karcher Road and Franklin Boulevard interchanges. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Canyon County drivers may soon say good-bye to I-84 bottlenecks," 7 June 2018 Traffic on Keystone will be squeezed into two lanes in each direction as workers using heavy machinery start building ramps for the interchange, according to a news release from Carmel. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Monday just got worse: Roundabout work to begin at Keystone and 96th Street," 1 June 2018 Park Road at I-84 Construction Update WEST HARTFORD — Construction continues at the I-84, Exit 43-Park Road, interchange area. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 1 May 2018 Energy Transfer said the electronic data interchange system provided by Latitude was back up and working Monday night. Houston Chronicle, "Cyberattack hits data systems of at least 4 gas networks," 4 Apr. 2018 Energy Transfer said the electronic data interchange system provided by Latitude was back up and working Monday night. Bloomberg.com, "Cyberattack Pings Data Systems of At Least Four Gas Networks," 4 Apr. 2018 Other work on the Atlantic Avenue interchange will include: — Widening the northbound entrance ramp from Atlantic Avenue. — Adding guardrails, signs, lights, pavement markings and electronic display signs for safety. Marci Shatzman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Turbo lane expected to ease tie-ups at I-95 and Atlantic Avenue," 13 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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