What does interchange mean?

Definitions for interchange
ˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪndʒ; ˈɪn tərˌtʃeɪndʒin·ter·change

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interchangenoun

    a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams

  2. interchange, reciprocation, give-and-takenoun

    mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

  3. exchange, interchangenoun

    the act of changing one thing for another thing

    "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"

  4. exchange, interchangeverb

    reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)

    "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"

  5. substitute, replace, interchange, exchangeverb

    put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

    "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"

  6. exchange, change, interchangeverb

    give to, and receive from, one another

    "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

  7. counterchange, transpose, interchangeverb

    cause to change places

    "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"

  8. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flopverb

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)


  1. Interchangenoun

    An intersection between highways, having two or more levels and a series of connecting roadways so that traffic on one highway may pass over or under the other highway without crossing through the line of traffic, and vehicles may pass from one highway to the other while traffic on both highways continues uninterrupted. A common interchange is the cloverleaf.

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. entrechange.]


  1. interchangenoun

    An act of interchanging.

  2. interchangenoun

    A highway junction in which traffic may change from one road to another without crossing a stream of traffic.

  3. interchangenoun

    A connection between two or more lines, services or modes of transport; a station at which such a connection can be made.

    Holborn tube station is the only interchange between the London Underground Central and Piccadilly Lines

  4. interchangeverb

    to switch (each of two things)

  5. interchangeverb

    to mutually give and receive (something); to exchange

  6. interchangeverb

    to swap or change places

  7. interchangeverb

    to alternate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interchangeverb

    to put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services

    Etymology: [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]

  2. Interchangeverb

    to cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures

    Etymology: [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]

  3. Interchangeverb

    to make an interchange; to alternate

    Etymology: [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]

  4. Interchangenoun

    the act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons

    Etymology: [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]

  5. Interchangenoun

    the mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce

    Etymology: [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]

  6. Interchangenoun

    alternate succession; alternation; a mingling

    Etymology: [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]


  1. Interchange

    In the field of road transport, an interchange is a road junction that typically uses grade separation, and one or more ramps, to permit traffic on at least one highway to pass through the junction without directly crossing any other traffic stream. It differs from a standard intersection, at which roads cross at grade. Interchanges are almost always used when at least one of the roads is a controlled-access highway or a limited-access divided highway, though they may occasionally be used at junctions between two surface streets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interchange

    in-tėr-chānj′, v.t. to give and take mutually: to exchange.—v.i. to succeed alternately.—n. mutual exchange: alternate succession.—adj. Interchange′able, that may be interchanged: following each other in alternate succession.—ns. Interchange′ableness, Interchangeabil′ity.—adv. Interchange′ably.—ns. Interchange′ment (Shak.), exchange, mutual transfer; Interchang′er.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interchange in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interchange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of interchange in a Sentence

  1. The FCA:

    We will, however, consider, the possible implications of the proposed interchange fee cap on the evolution of the credit card market.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.

  3. Randall Woodfin:

    I am dismayed because this controversy might have been avoided entirely, had it been handled differently. I am dismayed because, as has been the case throughout Birmingham's history, people of good will behaved reflexively, rather than engaging in meaningful discourse over their differences and seeking common ground, throughout my life, I have been a person who tries to see and understand all reasonable points of view on any given issue. As mayor, I believe that quality is an essential part of my job, a means of encouraging interchange and forging the consensus necessary to arrive at fair and workable solutions to any issue or opportunity that confronts us as a city.

  4. Grant Halverson:

    The four Australian banks aren't prepared to give up the amount of interchange fees that the U.S., Canadian and UK banks have done.

  5. Peter Marks:

    Being able to interchange these vaccines is a good thing. It's like what we do with flu vaccines. Most people don't know what brand flu vaccine they received.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. witless
    • B. disjointed
    • C. dangerous
    • D. abrupt

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