a force between two elementary particles resulting from the exchange of a virtual particle
the force causing the alignment of the magnetic dipole moments of atoms in ferromagnetic materials
A force that results from the continuous interchange of particles between two or more bodies. The exchange of electrons between two atoms or molecules, for example, is an exchange force, as is the exchange of gluons between quarks in the strong nuclear force.
[iks-cheynj] /ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ/ verb (used with object), exchanged, exchanging. 1. to give up (something) for something else; part with for some equivalent; change for another. 2. to replace (returned merchandise) with an equivalent or something else: Most stores will allow the purchaser to exchange goods. 3. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to exchange blows; to […]
noun 1. the ratio at which a unit of the currency of one country can be exchanged for that of another country. noun 1. the rate at which the currency unit of one country may be exchanged for that of another The price at which one currency can be purchased with another currency or gold. […]
- Exchange rate mechanism
noun 1. the mechanism formerly used in the European Monetary System in which participating governments committed themselves to maintain the values of their currencies in relation to the ECU ERM 2. Also Exchange Rate Mechanism II. the mechanism used to stabilize the currencies of European Union states that have not adopted the euro but wish […]
- Exchange server