American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Counterclockwise.
- adj. Australia, New Zealand, UK, of movement in a circular fashion so as to be moving to the left at the top of the circle and to the right at the bottom, in the opposite direction to the way the hands of an analogue clock move.
- adv. Australia, New Zealand, UK In an anticlockwise fashion.
- adv. in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
- adj. in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
- anti- + clock + -wise (Wiktionary)
“Proof that money could turn the world on its head and make it spin anticlockwise.”
“But it would jiggle clockwise and anticlockwise a bit because of random thermal noise.”
“Hurricanes and tropical storms spin clockwise in the southern hemisphere (as opposed to anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere) due to the Coriolis effect.”
“Sun-cast shadows turn anticlockwise through the day (sun dials have the hours in reverse).”
“He flipped the steel locking lever anticlockwise, opened the door and pulled out the steel tray.”
“He shows me how, in 1983, he made the first bends in the trunks, leaning the trees anticlockwise by making a series of saw cuts nearly all the way through the growing trunk on the insides of the bends to allow for compression, binding the wounds with damp cloth under plastic until the cambium layer had healed, guiding and supporting the trees on stakes.”
“September 25, 2009 at 12:45 am um, thats anticlockwise right?”
“Real D 3D is circuler polorisation it not static like the old red and green 3D there is a modulator on front of the projector that mods 144 times per Sec between the right eye which turns clockwise and the left eye with turns anticlockwise, so you can move your head with out looseing the 3D effect. those not keeping your head in a fixed position which might give you a headaches.”
“Depending on whether you enter the gallery from China or South Asia, you tour the show clockwise or anticlockwise and either start or end with Buddhist works.”
“Gently move your hand in an anticlockwise circular movement while keeping firm contact with the skin.”
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