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exchange

[ iks-cheynj ]
/ ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ /
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verb (used with object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.

verb (used without object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.

to make an exchange; engage in bartering, replacing, or substituting one thing for another.
to pass or be taken in exchange or as an equivalent.

noun

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Origin of exchange

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English eschaungen<Anglo-French eschaungier<Vulgar Latin *excambiāre (see ex-1, change); (noun) Middle English eschaunge<Anglo-French (Old French eschange), derivative of eschaungier; modern spelling with ex- on the model of ex-1

OTHER WORDS FROM exchange

ex·chang·er, nounpre·ex·change, verb (used with object), pre·ex·changed, pre·ex·chang·ing.re·ex·change, verb, re·ex·changed, re·ex·chang·ing.un·ex·changed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exchange

exchange
/ (ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of exchange

exchangeable, adjectiveexchangeability, nounexchangeably, adverb

Word Origin for exchange

C14: from Anglo-French eschaungier, from Vulgar Latin excambiāre (unattested), from Latin cambīre to barter
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Medical definitions for exchange

exchange
[ ĭks-chānj ]

v.

To substitute one thing for another.

n.

The act of substituting one thing for another.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with exchange

exchange

see in exchange.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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