interchangeable

interchangeable
[[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)tʃe͟ɪnʤəb(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ: oft ADJ with n
Things that are interchangeable can be exchanged with each other without it making any difference.

His greatest innovation was the use of interchangeable parts...

Many of his campaign proposals are interchangeable with the DLC's core beliefs.

Derived words:
interchangeably ADV ADV after v

These expressions are often used interchangeably, but they do have different meanings.


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  • Interchangeable — In ter*change a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. entrechangeable.] [1913 Webster] 1. Admitting of exchange or mutual substitution. Interchangeable warrants. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interchangeable — index akin (germane), coequal, cognate, comparable (equivalent), convertible, disjunctive ( …   Law dictionary

  • interchangeable — late 14c. (implied in interchangeably), from INTER (Cf. inter ) + CHANGEABLE (Cf. changeable). Related: Interchangeability …   Etymology dictionary

  • interchangeable — is spelt with an e in the middle to preserve the soft sound of the g …   Modern English usage

  • interchangeable  — [adj] identical, transposable changeable, commutable, compatible, converse, convertible, correspondent, equivalent, exchangeable, fungible, interconvertible, mutual, reciprocal, reciprocative, same, substitutable, synonymous, workalike; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • interchangeable — [in΄tər chān′jə bəl] adj. [OFr entrechangeable] that can be interchanged; esp., that can be put or used in place of each other interchangeability n. interchangeably adv …   English World dictionary

  • interchangeable — in|ter|change|a|ble [ˌıntəˈtʃeındʒəbəl US tər ] adj things that are interchangeable can be used instead of each other ▪ These two words are almost interchangeable. ▪ a camera with interchangeable lenses >interchangeably adv… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • interchangeable — adjective things that are interchangeable can be used instead of each other: interchangeable parts | These two words are almost interchangeable. interchangeably adverb interchangeability noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • interchangeable — adjective 1. (mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged the arguments of the symmetric relation, is a sister of, are interchangeable • Similar to: ↑symmetrical, ↑symmetric • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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