contraclockwise
contraclockwise contraclockwise adj. in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock; counterclockwise. Opposite of {clockwise}. [Also See: {sinistral}.]

Syn: counterclockwise, anticlockwise. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • contraclockwise — /kon treuh klok wuyz /, adj., adv. counterclockwise. [CONTRA 1 + CLOCKWISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • contraclockwise — 1. adverb counterclockwise 2. adjective counterclockwise …   Wiktionary

  • contraclockwise — con·tra·clockwise …   English syllables

  • contraclockwise — /kɒntrəˈklɒkwaɪz/ (say kontruh klokwuyz) adjective, adverb US → anticlockwise …   Australian English dictionary

  • contraclockwise — adjective in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock • Syn: ↑counterclockwise, ↑anticlockwise • Ant: ↑clockwise (for: ↑counterclockwise) • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterclockwise — /kown teuhr klok wuyz /, adj., adv. in a direction opposite to that of the normal rotation of the hands of a clock; not clockwise. Also, contraclockwise; esp. Brit., anticlockwise. [1885 90; COUNTER + CLOCKWISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterclockwise — 1. adverb In the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise. Syn: anticlockwise, contraclockwise 2. adjective Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise …   Wiktionary

  • counterclockwise — I adjective in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock • Syn: ↑anticlockwise, ↑contraclockwise • Ant: ↑clockwise • Similar to: ↑levorotary, ↑l …   Useful english dictionary

  • levorotary — adjective rotating to the left • Syn: ↑levorotatory, ↑left handed • Similar to: ↑counterclockwise, ↑anticlockwise, ↑contraclockwise * * * adjective see levorotatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • levorotatory — adjective rotating to the left • Syn: ↑levorotary, ↑left handed • Similar to: ↑counterclockwise, ↑anticlockwise, ↑contraclockwise …   Useful english dictionary

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