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exchange US English

An act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same type or value) in return

exchange US Thesaurus

the exchange of ideas

in exchange US English

As a thing exchanged

re-exchange1 US English

In banking and commerce: charges incurred by the bearer when a bill of exchange is dishonoured in the country in which the bill was payable. Compare rechange. Now historical.

re-exchange2 US English

To exchange again; to effect a re-exchange of.

base exchange US English

A store at a naval or air force base selling personal items, clothing, refreshments, etc.

Coal Exchange US English

(A name for) a building in which coal is or was traded.

corn exchange US English

(In the UK) a building where corn is or was traded, typically a hall now converted for other public use

exchange rate US English

The value of one currency for the purpose of conversion to another

gas exchange US English

The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism or cell and the environment (typically, in vertebrates, involving the lungs or gills, blood, and tissues).

ion exchange US English

The exchange of ions of the same charge between an insoluble solid and a solution in contact with it, used in water-softening and other purification and separation processes

part exchange US English

A method of buying something in which one gives an article that one owns as part of the payment for another, more expensive, article

post exchange US English

A store at a US military base selling food, clothing, and other items

Baltic Exchange US English

An association of companies, based in London, whose members are engaged in numerous international trading activities, especially the chartering of vessels to carry cargo

Exchange Alley US English

By metonymy: a market for the buying and selling of public securities, located in and around the coffee houses of Exchange Alley, London, in the early 18th cent. Hence: the body of people associated with this activity.

needle exchange US English

A service through which users of intravenous drugs can dispose of used needles and obtain clean ones in order to reduce the transmission of blood-borne infections

Nikkei exchange US English

The Tokyo Stock Exchange.

option exchange US English

= options exchange.

stock exchange US English

A market in which securities are bought and sold

cultural exchange US English

A temporary reciprocal exchange of representatives, students, or artists between countries, with the aim of fostering goodwill and mutual understanding.

exchange control US English

A governmental restriction on the movement of currency between countries

foreign exchange US English

The currency of other countries

futures exchange US English

A market in which futures contracts are bought and sold

gaseous exchange US English

= gas exchange.

options exchange US English

A market in which options on securities and commodities are bought and sold

telephone exchange US English

A set of equipment that connects telephone lines during a call

bill of exchange US English

A written order to a person requiring the person to make a specified payment to the signatory or to a named payee; a promissory note

employment exchange US English

= employment agency.

exchange transfusion US English

The simultaneous removal of a patient’s blood and replacement by donated blood, used in treating serious conditions such as hemolytic disease of the newborn

information exchange US English

The act of giving and receiving information, typically electronically

ion-exchange resin US English

A synthetic polymer suitable for use in ion exchange.

exchange-traded fund US English

A type of investment fund that is traded on a stock exchange

ion-exchange polymer US English

= ion-exchange resin.

exchange rate mechanism US English

An arrangement within the European Monetary System that allows the value of participating currencies to fluctuate to a defined degree in relation to each other so as to control exchange rates. Each currency is given a rate of exchange with the euro, from which it is allowed to fluctuate by no more than a specified amount; if it moves beyond this the government in question must alter its economic policies or reset the currency’s rate with the euro

foreign exchange dealer US English

A person employed as a dealer by an institution involved in buying and selling the currencies of other countries

foreign exchange market US English

A stock market in which the currencies of other countries are bought and sold

gold exchange standard US English

A monetary system under which the value of a country’s currency is kept at parity with another currency that is based on the gold standard

private branch exchange US English

An exchange on private premises by which private lines may be connected to a public network; abbreviated PBX.

ion-exchange chromatography US English

A technique for separating and analysing ions or polar molecules in a solution by passing it through a column whose contents have charged surfaces which attract, and so slow, the ions to an extent which varies with their size and charge.

in exchange in exchange US English

As a thing exchanged

the Stock Exchange in stock exchange US English

The level of prices in the stock market

par of exchange in par1 US English

The recognized value of one country’s currency in terms of another’s

exchange blows in exchange US Thesaurus

they exchanged blows out in the parking lot

exchange words in exchange US Thesaurus

the children would tearfully listen from upstairs when their parents exchanged words