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Definitions for counterclockwise
ˌkaʊn tərˈklɒkˌwaɪzcoun·ter·clock·wise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterclockwise, anticlockwise, contraclockwise(adverb)

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

  2. counterclockwise, anticlockwise(adverb)

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

    "please move counterclockwise in a circle!"


  1. counterclockwise(Adverb)

    In the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise.

  2. counterclockwise(Adjective)

    Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise

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How to say counterclockwise in sign language?

  1. counterclockwise


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counterclockwise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counterclockwise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of counterclockwise in a Sentence

  1. Chris Stead:

    Typical combination lock, three times clockwise - 20 - two times counterclockwise - 40 - once clockwise - 60, tried the handle and it went.

  2. Mark Gregory:

    When walking into an event, it's human nature to gravitate to our right and move around the room counterclockwise, that's everyone else's instinct too, which is why there's often a logjam by the front door.

Images & Illustrations of counterclockwise

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