in·​ter·​change·​able | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-bəl How to pronounce interchangeable (audio) \

Definition of interchangeable

: capable of being interchanged especially : permitting mutual substitution interchangeable parts

Other Words from interchangeable

interchangeability \ ˌin-​tər-​ˌchān-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce interchangeable (audio) \ noun
interchangeableness \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈchān-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce interchangeable (audio) \ noun
interchangeably \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈchān-​jə-​blē How to pronounce interchangeable (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of interchangeable in a Sentence

the concept of interchangeable parts revolutionized the mass production of manufactured goods
Recent Examples on the Web In order to prevent potential disruptions to your financial operations, every team member needs to be interchangeable, meaning, everyone should be able to do each other’s job while sustaining proper internal controls. Mara Garcia, Forbes, 18 May 2022 All those men in the first couple of episodes are interchangeable. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 May 2022 The band buckles together like a traditional watch strap, just as its predecessor did, except now the bands are interchangeable by simply popping the tracker out. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, 20 Apr. 2022 This pop culture misnomer also speaks to how Austen is now interchangeable with Regency (even when the author doesn’t apply) and the enduring power Firth’s portrayal of this literary figure has. Emma Fraser, Town & Country, 10 Apr. 2022 Mostly, Graham projected a skittish, blinkered notion that Jackson was somehow interchangeable with Janice Rogers Brown. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 24 Mar. 2022 While, generally speaking, most alliums are interchangeable in a pinch, leeks are among the mildest in terms of that signature sulfuric flavor and have an almost herbaceous sweetness that sets them apart. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Straps, with a slight iridescent glow, are interchangeable, another must-have in the current world of ladies’ watches. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2022 Men are empty, then — interchangeable, and programmed to do damage. Nate Berlatsky, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of interchangeable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Interchangeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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in·​ter·​change·​able | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-bəl How to pronounce interchangeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of interchangeable

: capable of being used in place of each other The parts are interchangeable.

Other Words from interchangeable

interchangeably \ -​blē \ adverb

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