[ fuhn-juh-buhl ]
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  1. Law, Commerce. (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: Appliances are usually fungible—that is, they can be replaced with cash or a similar item of equal value.

  2. capable of being exchanged or interchanged; interchangeable: Neither ethanol nor biodiesel is fully fungible with petroleum-based fuels.Large corporations are likely to view both customers and employees as fungible, replaceable commodities.

Origin of fungible

First recorded in 1640–50; from Medieval Latin fungibilis, equivalent to Latin fung(ī) “to perform, discharge, execute” + -ibilis -ible

Other words from fungible

  • fun·gi·bil·i·ty [fuhn-juh-bil-i-tee], /ˌfʌn dʒəˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
  • non·fun·gi·ble, adjective
  • un·fun·gi·ble, adjective

Words that may be confused with fungible

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How to use fungible in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fungible


/ (ˈfʌndʒɪbəl) law /

  1. (often plural) moveable perishable goods of a sort that may be estimated by number or weight, such as grain, wine, etc

  1. having the nature or quality of fungibles

Origin of fungible

C18: from Medieval Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungī to perform; see function

Derived forms of fungible

  • fungibility, noun

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