Definitions for interchangeableˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•change•a•bleˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl(adj.)

  1. (of two things) capable of being put or used in the place of each other:

    interchangeable symbols.

  2. (of one thing) capable of replacing or changing places with something else:

    an interchangeable part.

Origin of interchangeable:

1400–50; late ME < MF


Princeton's WordNet

  1. interchangeable(adj)

    (mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged

    "the arguments of the symmetric relation, `is a sister of,' are interchangeable"

  2. exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised(adj)

    capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

    "interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interchangeable(adjective)ˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl

    able to replace another thing without changing the way sth functions

    a camera with interchangeable lenses


  1. interchangeable(Adjective)

    Freely substitutable. May be swapped at will.

    Eli Whitney's development of interchangeable parts was a breakthrough for modern manufacturing. Prior to that each part had to be made custom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interchangeable(adj)

    admitting of exchange or mutual substitution

  2. Interchangeable(adj)

    following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable seasons

Translations for interchangeable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


able to be used, put etc in the place of each other without a difference in effect, meaning etc

`Great' and `big' are not completely interchangeable.

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