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COUNTERCLOCKWISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does counterclockwise mean? 

COUNTERCLOCKWISE (adjective)
  The adjective COUNTERCLOCKWISE has 1 sense:

1. in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

  Familiarity information: COUNTERCLOCKWISE used as an adjective is very rare.


COUNTERCLOCKWISE (adverb)
  The adverb COUNTERCLOCKWISE has 1 sense:

1. in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move

  Familiarity information: COUNTERCLOCKWISE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COUNTERCLOCKWISE (adjective)


Sense 1counterclockwise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

Synonyms:

anticlockwise; contraclockwise; counterclockwise

Similar:

left-handed; levorotary; levorotatory (rotating to the left)

Also:

sinistral (of or on the left)

Antonym:

clockwise (in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock)


COUNTERCLOCKWISE (adverb)


Sense 1counterclockwise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move

Synonyms:

anticlockwise; counterclockwise

Context example:

please move counterclockwise in a circle!

Antonym:

clockwise (in the direction that the hands of a clock move)

Pertainym:

counterclockwise (in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock)


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