Etymology
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interchange (v.)

late 14c., enterchaungen, "to give and receive reciprocally; to alternate, put each in place of the other" (trans.), also "change reciprocally" (intrans.), from Old French entrechangier "interchange, exchange," from entre- "between" (see inter-) + changier "to change" (see change (v.)). Related: Interchanged; interchanging.

interchange (n.)

early 15c., "an exchange, act of exchanging reciprocally," from Old French entrechange, from entrechangier (see interchange (v.)). Meaning "alternate succession" is from 1550s. In reference to a type of road junction, 1944.

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Definitions of interchange
1
interchange (v.)
put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items;
synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning
Synonyms: substitute / replace / exchange
interchange (v.)
cause to change places;
interchange this screw for one of a smaller size
Synonyms: counterchange / transpose
interchange (v.)
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action);
Synonyms: tack / switch / alternate / flip / flip-flop
interchange (v.)
give to, and receive from, one another;
Synonyms: exchange / change
2
interchange (n.)
a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams;
interchange (n.)
mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information);
interchange (n.)
the act of changing one thing for another thing;
there was an interchange of prisoners
Synonyms: exchange
interchange (n.)
reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries);
he earns his living from the interchange of currency
Synonyms: exchange
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