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

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 Vienna, five teams of seven pacers, all of them outstanding athletes in their own right—including the five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat, and the three extraordinary Ingebrigtsen brothers, from Norway—will interchange every five kilometres. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "Inside the Race to Break the Two-Hour Marathon," 11 Oct. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The community, which has a trolley stop and is near the interchange of Interstates 8 and 15, became more appealing to developers when voters last year approved the SDSU West proposal for the city’s stadium site in Mission Valley. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "In-N-Out Burger adding location in growing Grantville," 25 Sep. 2019 In an 11-1 vote, the reconstituted Denver City Council on Monday approved a $94 million project to rebuild ramps and interchanges while adding lanes to parts of Peña Boulevard’s final approach to the airport. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Denver council approves Peña Boulevard rebuild as new members show climate philosophy," 15 July 2019 Four of the five buildings in the 315,000-square-foot campus were vacant at the time Shorenstein bought the property, which is located on Rose Orchard Way a short distance from the interchange of State Route 237 and Zanker Road. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Big north San Jose office complex trades for huge profit amid tech boom," 11 July 2019 The plan is to replace all existing bridges as well as multiple ramps and interchanges, so check before planning to enter the interstate or travel down nearby frontage roads between College Avenue in Milwaukee and Highway 50 near Pleasant Prairie. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Avoid summer traffic headaches and watch out for these seven major construction projects in the Milwaukee area," 18 June 2019 Aurora has proposed to relocate its current casino downtown to the interchange of Interstate 88 and Farnsworth Avenue, already a high-visibility location for the city because of Chicago Premium Outlets. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora officials OK with Illinois gambling changes," 4 June 2019 The project will extend from east of the I-94/I-96 interchange to the east of Conner Avenue, along M-10 from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Seward Avenue, and along I-75 from Warren Avenue to Custer Street, according to an MDOT news release. Taylor Nichole Morris, Detroit Free Press, "More I-94 construction misery on the way, says MDOT," 15 Sep. 2019 The reconstruction of the interchange is expected to be completed in 2022 at a cost of $713 million. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Two ramps on the Jane Byrne Interchange will reopen this weekend," 6 Sep. 2019 The location is hurt by being 1.5 miles west of the I-43/Capitol Drive interchange. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Franklin meat processor Strauss Brands, with 250 jobs, moving to Century City Business Park," 4 Sep. 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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Time Traveler for interchange

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The first known use of interchange was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

19 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Interchange.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interchanging. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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
How to pronounce interchange (audio)

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
How to pronounce interchange (audio)

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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