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counterclockwise

adverb coun·ter·clock·wise \ˌkan-tər-ˈkläk-ˌwīz\

: in the direction opposite to movement of a clock's hands

Full Definition of COUNTERCLOCKWISE

:  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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First Known Use of COUNTERCLOCKWISE

1888

Rhymes with COUNTERCLOCKWISE

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COUNTERCLOCKWISE Defined for Kids

counterclockwise

adverb or adjective coun·ter·clock·wise \ˌkan-tər-ˈkläk-ˌwīz\

Definition of COUNTERCLOCKWISE for Kids

:  in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock move

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