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exchange

exchange - Dictionary definition and meaning for word exchange

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(noun) chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
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(noun) a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
Example Sentence
  • they had a bitter exchange

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(noun) the act of changing one thing for another thing
Synonyms : interchange
Example Sentence
  • Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience
  • there was an interchange of prisoners

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(noun) the act of giving something in return for something received
Example Sentence
  • deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable

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(noun) a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
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(noun) a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
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(noun) (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
Synonyms : rally
Example Sentence
  • after a short rally Connors won the point

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(noun) reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)
Synonyms : interchange
Example Sentence
  • he earns his living from the interchange of currency

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(noun) the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:
Synonyms : commutation , substitution
Example Sentence
  • he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help

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(noun) (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
Example Sentence
  • black lost the exchange

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(noun) (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
Example Sentence
  • the endgame began after the exchange of queens

Definition
(verb) give to, and receive from, one another
Synonyms : change , interchange
Example Sentence
  • Would you change places with me?
  • We have been exchanging letters for a year

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(verb) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
Synonyms : change , commute , convert
Example Sentence
  • Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
  • He changed his name
  • convert centimeters into inches
  • convert holdings into shares

Definition
(verb) change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
Synonyms : switch , switch over

Definition
(verb) hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
Example Sentence
  • exchange prisoners
  • exchange employees between branches of the company

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(verb) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
Synonyms : interchange , replace , substitute
Example Sentence
  • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
  • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
  • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Definition
(verb) exchange a penalty for a less severe one
Synonyms : commute , convert

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