Meaning of interchange

in•ter•change

Pronunciation: (v.in"tur-chānj'n.in'tur-chānj"), [key]
— v., n. -changed, -chang•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to put each in the place of the other: to interchange pieces of modular furniture.
  2. to cause (one thing) to change places with another; transpose.
  3. to give and receive (things) reciprocally; exchange: The twins interchanged clothes frequently.
  4. to cause to follow one another alternately; alternate: to interchange business cares with pleasures.
—v.i.
  1. to occur by turns or in succession; alternate.
  2. to change places, as two persons or things, or as one with another.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of interchanging; reciprocal exchange: the interchange of commodities.
  2. a changing of places, as between two persons or things, or of one with another.
  3. alternation; alternate succession.
  4. a highway intersection consisting of a system of several different road levels arranged so that vehicles may move from one road to another without crossing the streams of traffic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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