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English definition of “exchange”

exchange

noun
 
 
/ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/
GIVING [C, U] B1 an occasion when you give something to someone and they give you something else: an exchange of ideas/information They were given food and shelter in exchange for work.Replacing and exchanging
STUDENTS [C] B1 an arrangement by which students and teachers from one country go to stay with students and teachers in another: Janet has happy memories of going on an exchange to France.Visiting
CONVERSATION [C] a short conversation or argument: There were angry exchanges between the police and demonstrators. → See also the stock exchangeArguments and disagreementsInformal talking and conversation
(Definition of exchange noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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