Definition of counter- in English:

counter-

Syllabification: coun·ter-

prefix

1Denoting opposition, retaliation, or rivalry: counterattack counterespionage
1.1Denoting movement or effect in the opposite direction: counterbalance counterpoise
1.2Denoting correspondence, duplication, or substitution: counterpart counterpoint

Origin

from Anglo-Norman French countre-, Old French contre, from Latin contra 'against'.

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