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English definition of “counterclockwise”

counterclockwise

adjective, adverb
 
 
/ˌkaʊntəˈklɒkwaɪz/ US (UK anti-clockwise)
in the opposite direction to the way the hands (= parts that point to the numbers) of a clock moveWatches and clocks
(Definition of counterclockwise from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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