- (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.
Origin of interchangeable
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2. See exchangeable.
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Examples from the Web for interchangeability
A third was, that these properties of simplicity and interchangeability are the best guarantees of perfect exactitude.
We blame the unions for expensive lack of interchangeability of function.Letters from an Old Railway Official
Charles DeLano Hine
The other qualities vital to quick movement and durability are lightness, elasticity and interchangeability of parts.My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook
The interchangeability, the essential unity of all the arts, is the strongest characteristic of art in its early stages.Paul Gauguin, His Life and Art
John Gould Fletcher
This essay, which deals with the interchangeability of marks, only confounds the confusion of punctuation.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
Word Origin and History for interchangeability
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