clockwise

adverb clock·wise \ ˈkläk-ˌwīz \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of clockwise

: in the direction in which the hands of a clock rotate as viewed from in front or as if standing on a clock face

clockwise

adjective

Examples of clockwise in a Sentence

  1. Turn the screw clockwise to tighten it.

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First Known Use of clockwise

1882

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Definition of clockwise for English Language Learners

  • : in the direction that the hands of a clock move when you look at it from the front


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clockwise

adverb or adjective clock·wise \ ˈkläk-ˌwīz \

Definition of clockwise for Students

: in the direction in which the hands of a clock turn


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