Definition of interchange in English:

interchange

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verb

Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒ
 
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[with object]
  • 1(Of two or more people) exchange (things) with each other: superior and subordinates freely interchange information
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    • Generally it appears that he includes all routes of companies that interchanged freight cars with each other.
    • We spent a lot of time interchanging information.
    • Furthermore, all of the rest of us could interchange pedals and feel fine on each other's pedals - just not on his.
    Synonyms
    exchange, trade, swap, change, barter, bandy, reciprocate
    archaic truck
  • 1.1Put each of (two things) in the other’s place: the terms are often interchanged
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    • The term is often interchanged with others, like ‘contemporary decorative arts’ or ‘fine art objects.’
    • The term ‘Thatcherism’ has often been interchanged with a number of other terms.
    • What you did is called fulling, though the two terms are often interchanged.
    Synonyms
    substitute, transpose, exchange, change, switch, swap (round), reverse, invert, turn about/around, change (round), move (around), rearrange, reorder, replace, supplant
  • 1.2 [no object] (Of a thing) be able to be exchanged with another: diesel units will interchange with the petrol ones
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    • It was a great learning position to see how Scotland worked - how politics interchanged with the Scottish Office and the local councils.
    • Roles interchanged as the tie extended to the decider.
    • Units will interchange on the same receiver assembly provided the cartridges are from the same family.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntətʃeɪn(d)ʒ
 
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  • 2 [mass noun] Alternation: the interchange of woods and meadows
  • 3A road junction designed on several levels so that traffic streams do not intersect: turn left at the next interchange
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    • The city has started doing construction work on facilities, roads, junctions and interchanges.
    • I believe both the interchange and a toll road would greatly alleviate the existing traffic problems experienced by regular commuters.
    • The capacity of the A61 approach to the junction and the A61 link road between the motorway interchange and Birdwell, will also be increased, by providing three lanes.
    Synonyms
    junction, intersection, crossing; turn-off, exit; North American cloverleaf
  • 4A station where passengers may change from one railway line, bus service, etc. to another: the town’s famous rail interchange
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    • Every number 33 service will serve Chippenham bus and rail stations, making use of the new award-winning bus and rail interchange at Chippenham railway station.
    • The station is one of the city's principal transport interchanges, with rail services, numerous bus routes and York's busiest taxi ranks.
    • One idea was a transport interchange, linking the railway station to a good bus station, another for an all-weather venue.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French entrechangier, from entre- 'between' + changier 'to change'.

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