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INTERCHANGEABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does interchangeable mean? 

INTERCHANGEABLE (adjective)
  The adjective INTERCHANGEABLE has 2 senses:

1. (mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged
2. capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

  Familiarity information: INTERCHANGEABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERCHANGEABLE (adjective)


Sense 1interchangeable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged

Context example:

the arguments of the symmetric relation, 'is a sister of,' are interchangeable

Similar:

symmetric; symmetrical (having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


Sense 2interchangeable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

Synonyms:

interchangeable; standardised; standardized; exchangeable; similar

Context examples:

interchangeable electric outlets / interchangeable parts

Similar:

replaceable (capable of being replaced)


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