Dictionary Definition

interchangeable adj
1 of or relating to or suggestive of complementation; "interchangeable electric outlets" [syn: complementary, reciprocal]
2 (mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged; "the arguments of the symmetric relation, `is a sister of,' are interchangeable"
3 capable of replacing or changing places with something else; "interchangeable parts" [syn: exchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised]

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  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.

Extensive Definition

Interchangeability can refer to:
can be chnged

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