Exchange vs Counterchange - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between exchange and counterchange

is that exchange is an act of exchanging or trading while counterchange is (obsolete) an exchange of one thing for another.

As verbs the difference between exchange and counterchange

is that exchange is to trade or barter while counterchange is to give and receive; to cause to change places; to 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.

Noun

(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, ).

    Verb

    (exchang)
  • 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

    counterchange

    English

    Verb

    (counterchang)
  • To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.
  • To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging.
  • * Tennyson
  • Witch-elms that counterchange the floor / Of this flat lawn with dusk and bright.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An exchange of one thing for another.
  • (obsolete) Due return (for an action etc.); reciprocation.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.ix:
  • But Paridell sore brused with the blow, / Could not arise, the counterchaunge to scorse [...].

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