Reciprocation vs Counterchange - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between reciprocation and counterchange

is that reciprocation is the act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness while counterchange is (obsolete) an exchange of one thing for another.

As a verb counterchange is

to give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.

reciprocation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness.
  • Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides; oscillation.
  • *1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems , Dialogue 2:
  • *:... the same pendulum alwayes maketh its reciprocations in equall times .
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    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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