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Definition of counterclockwise

What does counterclockwise mean?


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


  1. in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
    • example: please move counterclockwise in a circle!
    • synonym of counterclockwise: anticlockwise
    • antonym of counterclockwise: clockwise

Alternative definition


  1. [US] Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise


  1. [US] In the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise.

Phrases with counterclockwise

  1. counterclockwise rotation
  2. Counterclockwise Nipple Cactus


"Counterclockwise" is a musical album of Bobby Previte & Bump.


"Counterclockwise" is a book by Roger L. Conlee.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

A tornado will rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The direction of rotation may seem counterintuitive, however, because wind flows to the right in the Northern Hemisphere, one ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (2008)

by V. Zatsiorsky

Assuming the skater rotates counterclockwise in the air, skaters glide into both the Salchow and Loop backwards. However, the takeoff leg for the Salchow is the left leg, and the takeoff leg for the Loop is the right leg. The Axel, another edge ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

90° Counterclockwise rotation (-Ri) 180° Counterclockwise rotation ( _R2) 270° Counterclockwise rotation (-R3) Reflection through horizontal axis (H) Reflection through vertical axis (V] Reflection through diagonal joining corners ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Śaivism (2004)

by Swami Parmeshwaranand

Renunciant asectics ought to walk counterclockwise. Worldy enjoyment arises from walking clockwise, emancipation arises from walking counter clockwise; and both worldly enjoyment and emancipation a rise from walking both clockwise and  ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2010)

by Waldemar Karwowski

TABLE 5 Recommended Control Directional Movements Action Desired Control Movement Turn on Up, right, forward, press inward, clockwise Turn off Down, left, rearward, pull outward, counterclockwise Turn or move right Right, clockwise ...

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...and counterclockwise in the south.

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Scrabble value of C3O1U1N1T1E1R1C3L1O1C3K5W4I1S1E1

The value of this 16-letter word is 29 points. Since it has more than 15 letters, it can be played on Super Scrabble board only.

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