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foreign exchange

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
the system by which the type of money used in one country is exchanged for another country's money, making international trade easier: On the foreign-exchange markets the pound remained strong.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 國際匯兌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国际汇兑…
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