Definition of countercurrent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərˈkər(ə)nt/ Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌkər(ə)nt/


Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərˈkərənt/
A current flowing in an opposite direction to another.
Example sentences
  • 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: /ˌkoun(t)ərˈkərənt/
In or with opposite directions of flow.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: coun·ter·cur·rent

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