Definition of interchangeable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒəbl/


1(Of two things) able to be interchanged: eyepieces are interchangeable and one can use any eyepiece with any telescope the V8 engines are all interchangeable with each other
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  • It was either that or some boat that had built-in outriggers, each with its own dagger board (which was cunningly interchangeable with the rudder blade), and a central driving seat.
  • They aren't meant to be interchangeable with leader-writers.
  • The key consideration was that the replacement part had to be interchangeable with the original one.
1.1Apparently identical; very similar: anonymous DJs and interchangeable disco divas
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  • Iron sport outsiders often see bodybuilders and powerlifters as interchangeable, like identical twins, but those who bodybuild and those who powerlift mostly focus on the differences between one another.
  • Kristeva comments upon the fluid, interchangeable identities of Proust's characters.
  • Psychoanalytically speaking, the two events are very closely related, if not identical and interchangeable.



Pronunciation: /ɪntətʃeɪn(d)ʒəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • They all look completely different, but interchangeability from multiple brands enables Ford to create a wide variety of models.
  • The first of these was an almost complete interchangeability between different parts of speech.
  • Interpretation of early reports is complicated by the interchangeability of the terms ‘psalm’, ‘hymn’, and ‘song’.


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