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- n. the ability to be interchangeable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being interchangeable; interchangeableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being interchangeable; interchangeableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
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Whitney pioneered the idea of interchangeability as a fundamental principle of production, and he successfully applied the principle to a product that must be made with the greatest precision.
Customers also are interested in "interchangeability," Poole notes.
"The language of the factory and of human dignity is as incompatible as would be the interchangeability of machine and life."
But there is far more interchangeability with the latter.
Houston Lawyer: Since you cite the “thirty aught six” and are a Texan, do you have an opinion on the 30.06 vs the .308 vs the 7.62 Nato and their interchangeability?
But he too has seen what appears to be the interchangeability of the team's kick returner.
Curiously, it is titled Science and the Modern World on the inner title page and in the headers throughout the text, but not on the front cover, where an ampersand replaces the word and, thus demonstrating the general interchangeability of these symbols.
Which is why one gag concerns the apparent interchangeability of the twenty-something Wall Street brokers and dealers with whom our narrator consorts.
This interchangeability is not to diminish these bands 'various accomplishments, but rather to highlight the impressive nature of a two-noun when they actually succeed in standing out from the endless trail of boys setting up and breaking down drum sets -- especially on the stage at Mercury Lounge.
Although it is more appropriate to try and understand perpetrators of terrorism by their political (rather than religious) identifications and grievances, the tenacity with which interchangeability of the concepts of Islam and terrorism holds on - and is perpetuated in mainstream discourse - is doing damage to the idea that the United States and its people represent the most open, tolerant society the world has to offer.