Exchanged vs Convertible - What's the difference?

exchanged | convertible |

As a verb exchanged

is (exchange).

As a adjective convertible is

able to be converted.

As a noun convertible is

a car whose roof can be removed or folded.




  • (exchange)

  • exchange

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) eschaunge, from (etyl) eschaunge, from (etyl) eschange (whence modern French ). Spelling later changed on the basis of ex- in English.


    (en noun)
  • An act of exchanging or trading.
  • All in all, it was an even exchange .
    an exchange of cattle for grain
  • A place for conducting trading.
  • The stock exchange is open for trading.
  • A telephone exchange.
  • (telephony, US only? ) The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).
  • The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.
    NPA-NXX-1234 is standard format, where NPA is the area code and NXX is the exchange .
  • A conversation.
  • After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.
  • * 2014 , Ian Black, " Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian , 27 November 2014:
  • “Why bother with the daily grind when you can go to Mosul, get paid $400 a month, get a wife – and live an Islamic way,” went an exchange between two men overheard by a fellow passenger in a taxi. Rumour has it that a woman whose husband died fighting with Isis now receives a generous widow’s pension from jihadi coffers.
  • (chess) The loss of one piece and associated capture of another
  • # The loss of a relatively minor piece (typically a bishop or knight) and associated capture of the more advantageous rook
  • (obsolete) The thing given or received in return; especially, a publication exchanged for another.
  • (Shakespeare)
    Derived terms
    * bet exchange * bill of exchange * exchange rate * foreign exchange * foreign exchange market * ion exchange * ion exchange chromatography * ion exchange resin * key exchange * link exchange * local exchange carrier * means of exchange * medium of exchange * private branch exchange * stock exchange * telephone exchange

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) eschaungen, from (etyl) eschaungier, eschanger, from the (etyl) verb eschangier, ).


  • To trade or barter.
  • I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.
  • To replace with, as a substitute.
  • I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.
    Since his arrest, the mob boss has exchanged a mansion for a jail cell.
    Derived terms
    * exchange flesh * exchanger * exchange vows




    (en adjective)
  • Able to be converted
  • (obsolete) Capable of being turned or rotated
  • * 1635 , Nathanael Carpenter, Geography Delineated Forth in Two Bookes (1.4.77)
  • The Axis of the Earth is supposed to haue a convertible nature.
  • Capable of being exchanged or interchanged, reciprocal, interchangeable
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, ch. VI, ''Two Centuries
  • As if, in truth, there were no God of Labour; as if godlike Labour and brutal Mammonism were convertible terms.
  • (finance) Having the right to be converted into a different security, usually common stock, at the holder's option
  • Antonyms

    * inconvertible


    (wikipedia convertible) (en noun)
  • A car whose roof can be removed or folded
  • (finance) A hybrid security that can be converted into stock
  • A portable computer that can be physically converted between laptop and tablet configurations.
  • Synonyms

    * (car with removable roof) cabriolet, cabrio (used of European cars), drophead (British), landau, roadster

    See also

    * landaulet ----