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  1. [noun] chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another

  2. [noun] a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange"

  3. [noun] 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. [noun] the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"

  5. [noun] a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
    Synonyms: central, telephone

  6. [noun] a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members

  7. [noun] (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
    Synonyms: rally

  8. [noun] reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries; "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
    Synonyms: interchange

  9. [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"
    Synonyms: substitution, commutation

  10. [noun] (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange"

  11. [noun] (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"

  12. [verb] give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
    Synonyms: change, interchange

  13. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: change, commute, convert

  14. [verb] change over, change around, or switch over
    Synonyms: switch over, switch

  15. [verb] hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"

  16. [verb] exchange a penalty for a less severe one
    Synonyms: commute, convert


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