Definition of counterclockwise in English:

counterclockwise

Syllabification: coun·ter·clock·wise
Pronunciation: /ˌkountərˈkläkˌwīz
 
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North American

adverb & adjective

  • In the opposite direction to the way in which the hands of a clock move around.
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    • They believe it's very hard for one of those counterclockwise storms to turn its way right into this area.
    • At noon, each guard starts at his own station and begins to walk either clockwise or counterclockwise (to be determined randomly).
    • We went counterclockwise around the island, along the EU-funded autostrada, to the southwest, through traditional mafia country.

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