[ in-ter-cheyn-juh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl /


(of two things) capable of being put or used in the place of each other: interchangeable symbols.
(of one thing) capable of replacing or changing places with something else: an interchangeable part.

Nearby words

  1. interceptor,
  2. intercession,
  3. intercessor,
  4. intercessory,
  5. interchange,
  6. interchurch,
  7. intercilium,
  8. intercity,
  9. interclass,
  10. interclavicle

Origin of interchangeable

1400–50; interchange + -able; replacing late Middle English entrechaungeable < Middle French entrechangeable

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for interchangeability



late 14c. (implied in interchangeably), from inter- + changeable. Related: Interchangeability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper