Countercurrent
Countercurrent Coun"ter*cur`rent, n. A current running in an opposite direction to the main current. [1913 Webster]

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  • Countercurrent — may refer to: Countercurrent pool Countercurrent exchange Countercurrent chromatography Equatorial Counter Current two politcal party factions in Italy: Countercurrent, a faction of the Communist Refoundation Party Countercurrent, a faction of… …   Wikipedia

  • Countercurrent — Coun ter*cur rent (koun t?r k?r rent), a. Running in an opposite direction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countercurrent — 1. Flowing in an opposite direction. 2. A current flowing in a direction opposite to another current. * * * coun·ter·cur·rent kau̇nt ər .kər ənt, .kə rənt n a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current countercurrent .kau̇nt… …   Medical dictionary

  • countercurrent — I. noun Date: 1684 a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current II. adjective Date: 1799 1. flowing in an opposite direction 2. involving flow of materials in opposite directions < countercurrent dialysis > • countercurrently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • countercurrent — countercurrently, adv. /kown teuhr kerr euhnt/, n. 1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current. 2. a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the prevailing one. [1675 85; COUNTER + CURRENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • countercurrent — noun A current that flows against the prevailing one …   Wiktionary

  • countercurrent — n. current flowing in an opposite direction to another current …   English contemporary dictionary

  • countercurrent — noun a current flowing in an opposite direction to another …   English new terms dictionary

  • countercurrent — coun·ter·current …   English syllables

  • countercurrent — coun•ter•cur•rent [[t]ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt[/t]] n. 1) a current running in an opposite direction to another current 2) a movement, opinion, etc., contrary to the prevailing one • Etymology: 1675–85 coun′ter•cur rent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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