Complete Definition of "swap"

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Pronunciation
audio|en-us-swap.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éíp|-Éíp

Etymology
Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

Alternative spellings
swop nonstandard

Noun
en-noun

  1. An essentially equal exchange of two comparable things.

Derived terms
swap meet

Synonyms
barter
trade
quid pro quo

Translations
trans-top|en equal exchange
Finnish: vaihtokauppa
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Verb
en-verb|swaps|swapping|swapped

  1. To exchange or give something in exchange for something else.
  2. computing|always with "out" To move a piece of a program or its data out of memory, into the swap file (stored on a larger, slower medium such as a hard drive.)

Synonyms
trade (1)
switch (1)

Translations
trans-top|exchange or give (something) in exchange for
Finnish: vaihtaa, tehdä vaihtokauppa
trans-mid
French: échanger
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Category:Trading

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