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  • n  chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • n  a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    they had a bitter exchange
  • n  the act of changing one thing for another thing
    Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience
  • n  the act of giving something in return for something received
    deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable
  • n  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • n  a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
  • n  (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
  • n  reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)
  • n  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"
  • n  (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
    black lost the exchange
  • n  (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
    the endgame began after the exchange of queens
  • v  give to, and receive from, one another
  • v  exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
  • v  change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
  • v  hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
    exchange prisoners
    exchange employees between branches of the company
  • v  put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
  • v  exchange a penalty for a less severe one

  • The exchange, in which no casualties were reported by either side, was the latest in persisting tensions between the two archenemies.
  • Despite campaign promises to do so, Obama has not lifted the federal funding ban on needle-exchange programs for drug addicts.
  • There are also a growing number of newer exchange services cropping up on the Internet.
News & Articles


  • Ben Bernanke in Reuters
    In collaboration with our colleagues at the Treasury, we continue to carefully monitor developments in foreign exchange markets,Bernanke said, citing worry about inflation and also signaling limits to official tolerance of the dollar's fall.
  • Sander Levin in BusinessWeek
    China's currency has "appreciated only modestly" since last month's policy shift, Levin said. "There is no real question that China's exchange-rate policy is unfair, contributes to global trade imbalances, and costs the United States jobs and...
  • John McCain in
    The chairman of the [Securities and Exchange Commission] serves at the appointment of the president and, in my view, has betrayed the public's trust,McCain told supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "If I were president today, I would fire...

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