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exchange

ex`change´   Pronunciation: ĕks`chānj´
n.1.The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain.
2.The act of substituting one thing in the place of another; as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views.
3.The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another.
4.(Com.) The process of setting accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one country and payable in another, in which case they are called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made payable in the same country, in which case they are called inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange.
5.(Law) A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple.
6.The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business; also, the institution which sets regulations and maintains the physical facilities of such a place; as, the New York Stock Exchange; a commodity exchange. In this sense the word was at one time often contracted to 'change
Arbitration of exchange
See under Arbitration.
Bill of exchange
See under Bill.
Exchange broker
See under Broker.
Par of exchange
the established value of the coin or standard of value of one country when expressed in the coin or standard of another, as the value of the pound sterling in the currency of France or the United States. The par of exchange rarely varies, and serves as a measure for the rise and fall of exchange that is affected by the demand and supply. Exchange is at par when, for example, a bill in New York, for the payment of one hundred pounds sterling in London, can be purchased for the sum. Exchange is in favor of a place when it can be purchased there at or above par.
Telephone exchange
a central office in which the wires of any two telephones or telephone stations may be connected to permit conversation.
v. t.1.To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; - usually followed by for before the thing received.
[imp. & p. p. Exchanged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Exchanging .]
2.To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell.
To shift his being
Is to exchange one misery with another.
- Shak.
3.To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats.
Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes.
Noun1.exchange - chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
2.exchange - a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange"
3.exchange - the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an exchange of prisoners"
4.exchange - the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
5.exchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
6.exchange - a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
7.exchange - (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
Synonyms: rally
8.exchange - reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries; "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
Synonyms: interchange
9.exchange - the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
10.exchange - (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange"
11.exchange - (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
Verb1.exchange - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
Synonyms: interchange, change
2.exchange - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
Synonyms: convert, commute, change
3.exchange - change over, change around, or switch over
Synonyms: switch, switch over
4.exchange - hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"
5.exchange - exchange a penalty for a less severe one
Synonyms: commute, convert

EXCHANGE, com. law. This word has several significations.
     2.-1. Exchange is a negotiation by which one person transfers to another funds which he has in a certain place, either at a price agreed upon, or which is fixed by commercial usage. This transfer is made by means of an instrument which represents such funds, and is well known by the name of a bill of exchange.
     3.-2. The price which is paid in order to obtain such transfer, is also known among merchants by the name of exchange; as, exchange on England is five per cent. See 4 Wash. C. C. R. 307. Exchange on foreign money is to be calculated according to the usual rate at the time of trial. 5 S. & R. 48.
     4.-3. Barter, (q.v.) or the transfer of goods and chattels for other goods and chattels, is also known by the name of exchange, though the term barter is more commonly used.
     5.-4. The French writers on commercial law, denominate the profit which arises from a maritime loan, exchange, when such profit is a percentage on the money lent, considering it in the light of money lent in one place to be returned in another, with a difference in amount in the sum borrowed and that paid, arising from the difference of time and place. Hall on Mar. Loans, 56, n.; and the articles Interest; Maritime; Premium.
     6.-5. By exchange is also meant, the place where merchants, captains of vessels, exchange agents and brokers, assemble to transact their business. Code de Comm. art. 71.
     7.-6. According to the Civil Code of Louisiana, art. 1758, exchange imports a reciprocal contract, by which. the parties enter into mutual agreement. 14 Pet. 133. Vide the articles. Bills of Exchange; Damages on Bills of Exchange and Reexchange. Also Civ. Code of Lo. art. 2630.

A cycle in peritoneal dialysis in which the patient fills the abdominal cavity with dialysis solution, carries it for a specified dwell time, and then empties it from the abdomen in preparation for a fresh bag of dialysis solution.

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