counterclockwise

counterclockwise
adverb AmE moving in the opposite direction to the hands of a clock; anticlockwise BrE: To remove the lid, turn it counterclockwise. -opposite clockwise

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • counterclockwise — coun ter*clock wise adj. & adv. in the opposite direction to that in which the hands of a clock rotate, as viewed from in front of the clock face; of rotatory motion or spiral direction. Opposite of {clockwise}, or {right handed} Note: [Narrower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterclockwise — 1870, also counter clockwise; from COUNTER (Cf. counter ) + CLOCKWISE (Cf. clockwise) …   Etymology dictionary

  • counterclockwise — [kount΄ər kläk′wīz΄] adj., adv. in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock move …   English World dictionary

  • counterclockwise — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)klɒ̱kwaɪz[/t]] also counter clockwise ADV: ADV after v If something is moving counterclockwise, it is moving in the opposite direction to the direction in which the hands of a clock move. [AM] Rotate the head clockwise and… …   English dictionary

  • counterclockwise — adverb Date: 1888 in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock rotate as viewed from in front • counterclockwise adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterclockwise — adj. Counterclockwise is used with these nouns: ↑direction, ↑motion …   Collocations dictionary

  • counterclockwise — I adjective in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock • Syn: ↑anticlockwise, ↑contraclockwise • Ant: ↑clockwise • Similar to: ↑levorotary, ↑l …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterclockwise motion — judėjimas prieš laikrodžio rodyklę statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. counterclockwise motion vok. Bewegung gegen Uhrzeiger, f rus. движение против часовой стрелки, n pranc. mouvement dans le sens inverse des aiguilles d, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • counterclockwise rotation — kairinis sukimasis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. counterclockwise rotation; laevorotation; levorotation vok. Linksdrehung, f rus. левое вращение, n pranc. rotation à gauche, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • counterclockwise polarized wave — kairėn poliarizuota banga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. counterclockwise polarized wave; left hand polarized wave vok. linksdrehend polarisierte Welle, f; linkspolarisierte Welle, f rus. волна с поляризацией против хода часовой… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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