- (especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.
Origin of fungible
1755–65; < Medieval Latin fungibilis, equivalent to Latin fung(ī) to perform the office of + -ibilis -ible
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- (often plural) moveable perishable goods of a sort that may be estimated by number or weight, such as grain, wine, etc
- having the nature or quality of fungibles
C18: from Medieval Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungī to perform; see function
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Word Origin and History for unfungible
"capable of being used in place of another," 1818, a word in law originally, from Medieval Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungi "perform," as in fungi vice "to take the place" (see function). Earlier as a noun (1765).
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