1 chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
2 a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange"
3 the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an exchange of prisoners"
4 the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
5 a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication [syn: central, telephone exchange]
6 a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
7 (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point" [syn: rally]
8 reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries; "he earns his living from the interchange of currency" [syn: interchange]
9 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" [syn: substitution, commutation]
10 (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange"
11 (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
1 give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year" [syn: change, interchange]
2 exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares" [syn: change, commute, convert]
4 hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"
- An act of exchanging or trading.
- All in all, it was an even exchange.
- A place for conducting trading.
- The stock exchange is open for trading.
- (telephony, US only?) The fourth through sixth digits of a
ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of
- The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company,
which is why it's often used in films.
- NPA-NXX-1234 is standard format, where NPA is the area code and NXX is the exchange.
- The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.
- A conversation.
- After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.
act of exchanging or trading
- Czech: výměna
place for conducting trading
- Czech: burza
To trade or barter
To replace with a similar item
Exchange may mean:
- Trade or barter, the voluntary exchange of goods and/or services
- Social exchange
- Student exchange program or high school exchange
- Exchange rule, from Mathematical Logic
- The exchange (chess), the value difference between rook and a bishop or knight
- Public exchange, or open exchange
- National Exchange Club, a civic organization
- Prisoner exchange, a swap of prisoners by opposing sides in a conflict
exchange in Italian: Scambio (disambigua)
exchange in Hungarian: Exchange
exchange in Chinese: 交换
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