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noun count·down \ˈkau̇nt-ˌdau̇n\

Simple Definition of countdown

  • : the act of counting down the number of seconds that remain before something (such as the launch of a rocket) happens

  • : the period of time before an important or special event

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of countdown

  1. :  an audible backward counting in fixed units (as seconds) from an arbitrary starting number to mark the time remaining before an event; also :  preparations carried on during such a count

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play \-ˈdau̇n\ intransitive verb

Circa 1952

First Known Use of countdown

circa 1952

Rhymes with countdown

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countdown

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noun count·down \ˈkau̇nt-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of countdown for Students

  1. :  the process of subtracting the time remaining before an event (as the launching of a rocket)




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