in·​ter·​change·​able | \ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-bəl \

Definition of interchangeable 

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

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Other Words from interchangeable

interchangeability \ˌin-​tər-​ˌchān-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
interchangeableness \ˌin-​tər-​ˈchān-​jə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
interchangeably \ˌin-​tər-​ˈchān-​jə-​blē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for interchangeable


commutable, exchangeable, fungible, substitutable, switchable



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Examples of interchangeable in a Sentence

the concept of interchangeable parts revolutionized the mass production of manufactured goods

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The girls became more interchangeable, and the show was all about the proposition, the big look. Maya Singer, Vogue, "Why the Fashion World Needs to Commit to an 18+ Modeling Standard," 16 Aug. 2018 Women become interchangeable with the wall because boys learn both subtly and overtly to treat girls like objects, things of less value. Jessica Machado,, "If we don't want our sons to be monstrous men, we have to help them curb their anger," 3 June 2018 Vionnet will offer interchangeable pieces for its new Mosaic bag, creating an investment item that can be updated instantly. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Moss's Little Sister Gets a Modeling Contract, Plus More!," 10 Jan. 2014 Beyond them is a cast of mostly interchangeable middle relief pieces.. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Solving the Yankees' Sonny Gray Problem, AL East Deciding Factors and Our Favorite Statcast Quirks," 2 July 2018 The Larkin has interchangeable, expandable Velcro strips. Flora Tsapovsky,, "Plae’s sneakers are made for kids, but coveted by adults," 27 June 2018 Offensive line Don't sleep on the loss of Zach Fulton; the free-agent center's departure to Houston robs this offensive line of a steady, reliable and interchangeable piece along the offensive line. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Five positions the Chiefs could upgrade before the 2018 season | The Kansas City Star," 26 Mar. 2018 Perry and Fore serve as interchangeable, versatile combo guards, with King and Nwora spreading the floor as wing scorers. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Who will start for Louisville basketball? 5 combos Chris Mack can use," 26 June 2018 Its 20mm bands are interchangeable, and the entire device has an IP68 water- and dust-rating. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Amazfit Bip review: One peculiar week with a $99 smartwatch," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of interchangeable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of interchangeable

: capable of being used in place of each other


in·​ter·​change·​able | \ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-bəl \

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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