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adjective as in orbiting

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At the upper levels, a zone of high pressure and clockwise-spinning air will help with Ida’s “outflow,” or the evacuation of exhaust-air exiting the storm.

Anticyclones move in the opposite direction of their regular cyclone counterparts, which rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

Follow the route clockwise starting off south from Denver, and the roads will only get prettier as you go along.

Then, you’ll need to reel the tape back into the left spool by inserting the pen into it and spinning the cassette clockwise.

Tense your entire body, dig your forearms into the ball, and use them to roll the ball clockwise for 20 to 40 seconds while holding the rest of your body as still as possible.

Loop the bare part of the wire around the screw in the direction the screw is turned to tighten (clockwise direction).

In fastening wire around a terminal post it should go around in a (clockwise) (counter-clockwise) direction.

On withdrawing the magnet, the current reverses, becoming clockwise with its field passing to the left within the coil.

This will cause a rotation up on the left side and down on the right, or in a clockwise direction.

Clockwise rotation of the knob increases the volume, counterclockwise rotation diminishes the volume.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clockwise, such as: revolving, encircling, counterclockwise, and going around.

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