interchangeable

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

adjective

(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

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


adj.

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

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