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counterclockwise

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a direction opposite to the rotating hands of a clock.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Contrary to the direction of rotation of the hands of a clock: frequently used in physics to define the direction of rotation: as, the amperian currents about the north-pointing pole of a magnet are counter-clockwise.
  • In a direction contrary to that of the movement of the hands of a clock.

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

  • adjective in the opposite direction to that in which the hands of a clock rotate, as viewed from in front of the clock face; -- of rotatory motion or spiral direction. Opposite of clockwise, or right-handed

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb US In the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise.
  • adjective US Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
  • adjective in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

counter- + clock + -wise

Examples

  • Thing is, they’re running counterclockwise, which is the same way I’m going.

    Again to Carthage

  • "Emily: Not to derail this thread, but what do you mean" counterclockwise "?

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  • Repeat with your foot moving in a counterclockwise direction.

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  • In the case of the counterclockwise mouse, the optogenetic stimulation overrode what the mouse was doing on its own.

    World Wide Mind

  • Repeat with your foot moving in a counterclockwise direction.

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  • My roommate and I are making an “Om Mani Padme Hung” hoop to be used counterclockwise ONLY as a prayer wheel!

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  • Instantly the mouse began running in counterclockwise circles as if hell-bent on winning a murine Olympics.

    World Wide Mind

  • The counterclockwise mouse was something new—a triple fusion of animal, plant, and technology—and the students knew it was a harbinger of unprecedentedly powerful ways to alter brain activity.

    World Wide Mind

  • The car spun counterclockwise, slid down the track, and careened wildly across the infield grass, bringing out a caution flag that froze the field.

    Wild Ride

  • The bear attempted to circle right, pushing the wolf counterclockwise, away from me.

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