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  • (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
    • the endgame began after the exchange of queens
  • (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
    • black lost the exchange
  • 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"
  • reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)
    • he earns his living from the interchange of currency
  • (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
    • after a short rally Connors won the point
  • a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
  • a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • the act of giving something in return for something received
    • deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable
  • the act of changing one thing for another thing
    • Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience
    • there was an interchange of prisoners
  • a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange
  • chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  • put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
    • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning
  • hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
    • exchange prisoners
    • exchange employees between branches of the company
  • change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
  • 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
  • give to, and receive from, one another
    • Would you change places with me?
    • We have been exchanging letters for a year
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