[ in-ter-cheyn-juh-buhl ]
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  1. (of two things) capable of being put or used in the place of each other: interchangeable symbols.

  2. (of one thing) capable of replacing or changing places with something else: an interchangeable part.

Origin of interchangeable

First recorded in 1400–50; interchange + -able; replacing late Middle English entrechaungeable, from Middle French entrechangeable

synonym study For interchangeable

2. See exchangeable.

Other words from interchangeable

  • in·ter·change·a·bil·i·ty [in-ter-cheyn-juh-bil-i-tee], /ˌɪn tərˌtʃeɪn dʒəˈbɪl ɪ ti/, in·ter·change·a·ble·ness, noun
  • in·ter·change·a·bly, adverb
  • non·in·ter·change·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·in·ter·change·a·ble, adjective
  • non·in·ter·change·a·ble·ness, noun
  • un·in·ter·change·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby interchangeable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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