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Adjective: counterclockwise  ,kawn-tur'klók,wIz
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: anticlockwise)
  1. In the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
    - anticlockwise [Brit], contraclockwise [non-standard]
Adverb: counterclockwise  ,kawn-tur'klók,wIz
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: anticlockwise)
  1. In a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
    "please move counterclockwise in a circle!";
    - anticlockwise [Brit]

See also: laevorotatary, laevorotatory [Brit, Cdn], left-handed, levorotary [US], levorotatory [N. Amer], sinistral

Antonym: clockwise

Encyclopedia: Counterclockwise