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Interchangeable vs. Synonym

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Interchangeableadjective

Freely substitutable; that 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.’;

Synonymnoun

A word whose meaning is the same as that of another word.

Interchangeableadjective

Following each other in alternate succession; alternating.

Synonymnoun

A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.

‘“Happy” is a synonym of “glad”.’;

Interchangeablenoun

Anything that can be interchanged; a substitute.

Synonymnoun

(zoology) Any of the formal names for a taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).

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Interchangeableadjective

Admitting of exchange or mutual substitution.

Synonymnoun

Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.

Interchangeableadjective

Following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable seasons.

Synonymnoun

(databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.

Interchangeableadjective

of or relating to or suggestive of complementation;

‘interchangeable electric outlets’;

Synonymnoun

One of two or more words (commonly words of the same language) which are equivalents of each other; one of two or more words which have very nearly the same signification, and therefore may often be used interchangeably. See under Synonymous.

‘All languages tend to clear themselves of synonyms as intellectual culture advances, the superfluous words being taken up and appropriated by new shades and combinations of thought evolved in the progress of society.’; ‘His name has thus become, throughout all civilized countries, a synonym for probity and philanthropy.’; ‘In popular literary acceptation, and as employed in special dictionaries of such words, synonyms are words sufficiently alike in general signification to be liable to be confounded, but yet so different in special definition as to require to be distinguished.’;

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Interchangeableadjective

(mathematics, logic) such that the arguments or roles can be interchanged;

‘the arguments of the symmetric relation, `is a sister of,' are interchangeable’;

Synonymnoun

An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a new name applied to a species or genus already properly named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another species of the same genus; - so used in the system of nomenclature (which see) in which the correct scientific names of certain natural groups (usually genera, species, and subspecies) are regarded as determined by priority.

Interchangeableadjective

capable of replacing or changing places with something else;

‘interchangeable parts’;

Synonymnoun

One of two or more words corresponding in meaning but of different languages; a heteronym.

Synonymnoun

two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

Synonymnoun

a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close

‘‘the East’ was a synonym for the Soviet empire’; ‘‘shut’ is a synonym of ‘close’’;

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Synonymnoun

a person or thing so closely associated with a particular quality or idea that the mention of their name calls it to mind

‘the Victorian age is a synonym for sexual puritanism’;

Synonymnoun

a taxonomic name which has the same application as another, especially one which has been superseded and is no longer valid.

Synonym

A synonym is a word, morpheme, or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word, morpheme, or phrase in the same language. For example, the words begin, start, commence, and initiate are all synonyms of one another; they are synonymous.

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