interchange

verb
in·​ter·​change | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \
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 How to pronounce interchange (audio) \

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

In the Dortmund academy set-up, the youth teams are well integrated with each other, with players regularly interchanging between the age groups and the senior side. Ben Morse, CNN, "Christian Pulisic: From Pennsylvania to London (via Brackley Town and Dortmund)," 11 Aug. 2019 There are several different types of stemware and tumblers, which may be interchanged from drink to drink. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Kumiko Is a New Bar in Chicago That Will Instantly Transport You to Japan," 11 June 2019 Celtic band featuring four musicians who interchange instruments throughout their performances, according to the group’s website. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Know, "Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the Colorado Renaissance Festival," 18 June 2019 However, in a BEC, the role of light and matter can be interchanged. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer," 29 Aug. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The interchanges at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads are under construction now. Scott Bourque, azcentral, "Interstate 17 underpasses in north Phoenix slated for flooding fixes," 4 Sep. 2019 The fire, which started at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of West Colorado Boulevard near the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways, forced the evacuation of about 100 homes in Glendale. Los Angeles Times, "Portion of 2 Freeway remains closed as crews battle Eagle Rock brush fire," 26 Aug. 2019 The fire, which started at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of West Colorado Boulevard near the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways, forced the evacuation of about 100 homes in Glendale. Glendale News-Press, "Portion of 2 Freeway in Glendale remains closed as crews battle Eagle Rock brush fire," 26 Aug. 2019 Construction on the interchange is scheduled to be completed by September. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Amazon to open fulfillment center at former Rolling Acres Mall in Akron," 22 July 2019 Cutting in from the left suits Rashford, and his propensity to interchange positions with Anthony Martial will be potent weapon for United all season long. SI.com, "Manchester United: The XI That Should Start Against Crystal Palace," 22 Aug. 2019 Construction work on key freeway interchanges is stretching longer than Oregon had initially planned. oregonlive.com, "Portland metro Tuesday traffic: Crews cut power on NW Wren Road for crane work," 20 Aug. 2019 The freeway remained closed into the early part of the morning rush hour between those two streets, causing backups that extended back toward the Stack, the I-10 interchange with Interstate 17, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Interstate 10 reopens after rush-hour shutdown in west Phoenix," 20 Aug. 2019 On the night of the Fourth of July, police found an injured man under a Carmel Valley bridge near freeway interchanges. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Investigators trying to ID man who died after Carmel Valley fire," 9 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce interchange (audio) \
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 How to pronounce interchange (audio) \

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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