Word of the Day: Exchange

ex-change / iks-ˈchānj

 

verb

 

  1. to trade one thing for another reciprocally

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.

Robert Quillen, 1887-1948

 

  1. to replace a thing with another

When life gives you lemons, you exchange them at the store for something more edible.

Grace Helbig, 1984-

 

  1. to give up or part with something to be replaced with a substitute

Progress is achieved by exchanging our theories for new ones which go further than the old, until we find one based on a larger number of facts.

from ‘An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine’ by Claude Bernard, 1813-1878

 

noun

 

  1. a trade; the act of interchanging

Love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision.

Judith Butler, 1956-

 

  1. a place for purchasing and selling, often for members only

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.

John Mortimer, 1923-2009

 

  1. the conversion of money between countries which accounts for differences in value

There are so many currency exchange rate problems that people are buying gold as a safe haven.

Michael Hudson, 1939-

  1. a conversation or discussion between two participants

As an editor, you’re constantly dealing with the best way to convey an exchange between two people.

Ed Helms, 1974-