Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition. See counter, adv. & a.

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  • prefix in opposition to

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Examples

  • Further, the HKMA recently asked banks to set aside more funds for what it called "counter- cyclical" measures.

    MarketWatch.com - Software Industry News

  • Yemen is home to a well-organized and entrenched branch of al Qaeda, which has made allies such as the U.S. and Saudi Arabia wary of abandoning President Saleh and some of his relatives, who head the counter- terrorism forces.

    As Arab Spring Turns Violent, Democracy Advocates Face Big Challenges

  • Lowell's "canals" meanwhile inspired both the gentle allegories of Ray Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles" (1950) and C.S. Lewis's counter- Wellsian fable, "Out of the Silent Planet" (1938).

    Attack of the Classics

  • Pick a direction, clockwise or counter-, and stick to it, and sooner or later he was bound to strike the trailhead.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • By creating a furor of protest surrounding those schools, Talbott hoped to force the city to allow ACORN to set up a counter- system of Afro-centric “small schools” under its own control.59

    Radical-In-Chief

  • Pick a direction, clockwise or counter-, and stick to it, and sooner or later he was bound to strike the trailhead.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • Pick a direction, clockwise or counter-, and stick to it, and sooner or later he was bound to strike the trailhead.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • By creating a furor of protest surrounding those schools, Talbott hoped to force the city to allow ACORN to set up a counter- system of Afro-centric “small schools” under its own control.59

    Radical-In-Chief

  • Pick a direction, clockwise or counter-, and stick to it, and sooner or later he was bound to strike the trailhead.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • A buffer stock counter- inflation policy is required, not interest rate rises.

    The Guardian World News

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