Recent Examples of countdown from the Web
With just a week of the school year left for most students, the countdown has started.
The fruit flies, as well as 40 mice for another experiment, are waiting to travel on a SpaceX mission that was called off Thursday with less than a half-hour left in the countdown because of a nearby lightning strike.
Memorial Day has come and gone, so it's countdown time to summer shorts and yes, bathing suits.
Each boat is assigned a number and periodic countdowns ensure that all 10 boats are still together.
Instead of implementing a firm shot clock, organizers are encouraging players and tournament directors to monitor the pace of play and have staff prompt a countdown when necessary.
Early in-person voting is underway today in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, kicking off the official countdown to the June 20 runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Joe Thomas continues his dominance of social media this week, taking up a couple spots in our weekly countdown of the best Browns social media posts.
At two minutes to firing, a countdown is announced.
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First Known Use of countdown
COUNTDOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of countdown for English Language Learners
: 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
COUNTDOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of countdown for Students
: the process of subtracting the time remaining before an event (as the launching of a rocket)
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