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  1. count downverb

    count backwards; before detonating a bomb, for example

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  1. count downverb

    To announce the passage of time to a precisely timed expected event.

  2. count downverb

    To await a precisely timed expected event.

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  1. count down

    A countdown is a sequence of backward counting to indicate the time remaining before an event is scheduled to occur. NASA commonly employs the terms "L-minus" and "T-minus" during the preparation for and anticipation of a rocket launch, and even "E-minus" for events that involve spacecraft that are already in space, where the "T" could stand for "Test" or "Time", and the "E" stands for "Encounter", as with a comet or some other space object. Other events for which countdowns are commonly used include the detonation of an explosive, the start of a race, the start of the New Year, or any anxiously anticipated event. An early use of a countdown once signaled the start of a Cambridge University rowing race. One of the first known associations with rockets was in the 1929 German science fiction movie Frau im Mond (English: Woman in the Moon) written by Thea von Harbou and directed by Fritz Lang in an attempt to increase the drama of the launch sequence of the story's lunar-bound rocket.

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  1. count down

    A countdown is an act of counting backwards or sequentially decreasing from a higher number towards zero, typically to indicate the time remaining before an event starts or ends. This technique is often used in preparing for significant events such as rocket launches, the start of a race, the New Year, or the end of a time-bound activity.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of count down in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of count down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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