exchange

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • verb to take one thing and put another in its place

Accounting

  • noun the act of giving one thing for another
  • noun a market for shares, commodities, futures, etc.
  • verb to change money of one country for money of another

Aviation

  • verb to give in return for something received

Computing

  • (written as Exchange)
    an application supplied with Windows that provides features that allow you to manage your communications including email and fax
  • verb to swap data between two locations

Construction

  • The centrally located arrangement of communications equipment governing the connection of incoming and outgoing lines, including signaling and supervisory tasks.

Economics

  • noun the process of giving of one thing for another
  • noun a market for shares, commodities, futures and similar instruments

Electronics

  • A structure which houses one or more telephone switching systems. At this location, customer lines terminate and are interconnected with each other, in addition to being connected to trunks, which may also terminate there. A. typical exchange handles about 10,000 subscribers, each with the same area code plus first three digits of the 10 digit telephone numbers. Also called central office, local central office, telephone central office, or telephone exchange.
  • The act or process of substituting a thing or function for another.
  • In computers, to replace the contents of one location with that of the other, and vice versa.

Real Estate

  • verb to sign a contract with the seller before buying something, e.g. a house

Travel

  • noun the act of giving someone an amount of foreign currency that is equal in value to an amount in his or her own currency.

Origin & History of “exchange”

like change, exchange comes ultimately from Latin cambīre ‘barter’. In post-classical times this had the prefix ex- added to it, here functioning as an indicator of ‘change’, producing late Latin *excambiāre. In Old French this became eschangier (whence modern French échanger), which English acquired via Anglo-Norman eschaunge. A 15th-century reversion to the original Latin spelling of the prefix produced modern English exchange.
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