interchange (n.)

  1. a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams

  2. mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

    [ Syn: reciprocation , give-and-take ]

  3. the act of changing one thing for another thing; Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience; there was an interchange of prisoners

    [ Syn: exchange ]

  4. reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); he earns his living from the interchange of currency

    [ Syn: exchange ]

    interchange (v.)

  1. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; 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 contexts meaning

    [ Syn: substitute , replace , exchange ]

  2. give to, and receive from, one another; Would you change places with me?; We have been exchanging letters for a year

    [ Syn: exchange , change ]

  3. cause to change places; interchange this screw for one of a smaller size

    [ Syn: counterchange , transpose ]

  4. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    [ Syn: tack , switch , alternate , flip , flip-flop ]

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