Definition of countercurrent in English:


Syllabification: coun·ter·cur·rent


Pronunciation: /ˈkountərˌkərənt
  • A current flowing in an opposite direction to another.
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    • Dark, dense lines sweep down from the top in many drawings, echoed and at points countered by paler liquid lines which run in opposing directions, suggesting currents and countercurrents.
    • Subservience, sexuality, and hostility surfaced in her relationships with her companions, creating countercurrents to trust, support, and love.
    • So, although there is a certain comfortable feeling that attaches to the word ‘tradition,’ the word contains many countercurrents.


Pronunciation: /ˌkountərˈkərənt
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  • In or with opposite directions of flow.
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    • Gases flow countercurrent to mass flow in the cement manufacturing process.
    • The choroid rete mirabile is a large organ behind the retina of the eye, composed of several thousand capillaries arranged countercurrent to each other.

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