Definition of counter- in English:

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counter-

Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ər/

prefix

1.1Denoting movement or effect in the opposite direction: counterbalance counterpoise

Origin

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

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Syllabification: coun·ter-

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