Recent Examples of countdown from the Web
That is the countdown to when Del Mar will host for the first time the biggest two days in horse racing, the Breeders’ Cup, on Nov. 3-4.
The countdown clock is ticking and is down to three more days.
Here, in reverse order, is our countdown of the top 20 Lions for 2017: No.
After pushing the launch time back to the end of the window because of threatening weather, countdown clocks were ticking down to blastoff at 8:35 p.m. EDT when telemetry indicated a problem.
Petteys began reminding the contestants to plate their dishes at the 3 minute mark and started the countdown at 10 seconds.
A great example was the idea of getting the countdown clocks on the division B, which are the lettered lines.
The main eclipse web page from agency headquarters, shown above, has many sub-pages of info and a countdown clock.
The proposed change was heralded by the installation of a huge digital countdown clock mounted on the wall of council chambers to keep track of how much time a speaker has left.
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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
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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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