counterclockwise
adverb Date: 1888 in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock rotate as viewed from in front • counterclockwise adjective

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  • counterclockwise — coun ter*clock wise adj. & adv. 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} Note: [Narrower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterclockwise — 1870, also counter clockwise; from COUNTER (Cf. counter ) + CLOCKWISE (Cf. clockwise) …   Etymology dictionary

  • counterclockwise — [kount΄ər kläk′wīz΄] adj., adv. in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock move …   English World dictionary

  • counterclockwise — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)klɒ̱kwaɪz[/t]] also counter clockwise ADV: ADV after v If something is moving counterclockwise, it is moving in the opposite direction to the direction in which the hands of a clock move. [AM] Rotate the head clockwise and… …   English dictionary

  • counterclockwise — adj. Counterclockwise is used with these nouns: ↑direction, ↑motion …   Collocations dictionary

  • counterclockwise — adverb AmE moving in the opposite direction to the hands of a clock; anticlockwise BrE: To remove the lid, turn it counterclockwise. opposite clockwise …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: a rebours, a reculons, against the grain, anticlockwise, arear, around, ass backwards, astern, away, back, backward, backwards, clockwise, earthward, fro, head over heels, heavenward, heels over head, hindward,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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