counterclockwise

adverb coun·ter·clock·wise \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkläk-ˌwīz \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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


COUNTERCLOCKWISE Defined for English Language Learners

counterclockwise

adverb

Definition of counterclockwise for English Language Learners

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


COUNTERCLOCKWISE Defined for Kids

counterclockwise

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

Definition of counterclockwise for Students

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


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