interchangeable

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interchangeable (not comparable)

  1. Freely substitutable. May be swapped at will.
    Eli Whitney's development of interchangeable parts was a breakthrough for modern manufacturing. Prior to that each part had to be made custom.
    • 2014, Ian Jack, "Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian, 16 September 2014:
      The English, until relatively recently, seem to have imagined “English” and “British” to be interchangeable, as if Britain was just a bigger England.

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Etymology[edit]

From interchanger +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

interchangeable (masculine and feminine, plural interchangeables)

  1. interchangeable

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