|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry) chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another|
|Related terms:||chemical_phenomenon photochemical_exchange|
|2.||[ verb ] give to, and receive from, one another|
"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
|Related terms:||transfer sell substitute trade substitute trade cash bargain barter ransom interchange|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of changing one thing for another thing|
"the was a short exchange of strokes before Connors won the point" "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"
|Related terms:||group_action rally trade-off commute|
|4.||[ noun ] a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)|
"they had a bitter exchange"
|5.||[ noun ] the act of giving something in return for something received|
"deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
|Related terms:||transaction logrolling|
|6.||[ verb ] exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category|
|Synonyms:||change convert commute|
"Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"
|Related terms:||replace implement launder rectify utilize break capitalize switch conversion exchanger|
|7.||[ noun ] (telecommunications,work) a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication|
|Related terms:||workplace switchboard centrex telephone_system|
|8.||[ verb ] change over, change around, or switch over|
|Related terms:||change_by_reversal commutation|
|9.||[ noun ] (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes|
"after a short rally Connors won the point"
|Related terms:||group_action table_tennis tennis squash badminton squash|
|10.||[ noun ] (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop|
"black lost the exchange"
|Related terms:||capture chess|
|11.||[ verb ] exchange a penalty for a less severe one|
|12.||[ noun ] (business) reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries|
: "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
|Related terms:||commerce barter foreign_exchange conversion change|
|13.||[ verb ] hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent|
"exchange prisoners" "exchange employees between branches of the company"
|Related terms:||transfer alternate commutation|
|14.||[ noun ] (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value|
"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
|Related terms:||capture chess|
|15.||[ noun ] the substitution of one method of payment for another|
|Related terms:||change substitution replacement weaning subrogation substitute commute switch_over|
|16.||[ noun ] (work) a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members|
|Related terms:||workplace stock_exchange corn_exchange commodity_exchange|
|17.||[ noun ] the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another|
: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help
|Related terms:||change replacement weaning subrogation commutation|