[ verb in-ter-cheynj; noun in-ter-cheynj ]
/ verb ˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪndʒ; noun ˈɪn tərˌtʃeɪndʒ /

verb (used with object), in·ter·changed, in·ter·chang·ing.

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

to occur by turns or in succession; alternate.
to change places, as two persons or things, or as one with another.


Origin of interchange

1325–75; inter- + change; replacing Middle English entrechaungen < Middle French entrechangier

OTHER WORDS FROM interchange

in·ter·chang·er, nounpre·in·ter·change, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for interchange


verb (ˌɪntəˈtʃeɪndʒ)

to change places or cause to change places; alternate; exchange; switch

noun (ˈɪntəˌtʃeɪndʒ)

the act of interchanging; exchange or alternation
a motorway junction of interconnecting roads and bridges designed to prevent streams of traffic crossing one another

Derived forms of interchange

interchangeable, adjectiveinterchangeability or interchangeableness, nouninterchangeably, adverb
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