interchangeable

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

Definition of interchangeable

  1. :  capable of being interchanged; especially :  permitting mutual substitution interchangeable parts

interchangeability

play \ˌin-tər-ˌchān-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

interchangeableness

play \ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-bəl-nəs\ noun

interchangeably

play \ˌin-tər-ˈchān-jə-blē\ adverb

Examples of interchangeable in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of interchangeable

14th century


INTERCHANGEABLE Defined for English Language Learners

interchangeable

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

Definition of interchangeable for English Language Learners

  • : capable of being used in place of each other


INTERCHANGEABLE Defined for Kids

interchangeable

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

Definition of interchangeable for Students

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

interchangeably

\-blē\ adverb


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