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adjective as in orbiting

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The hook is generated by heavy rain wrapping counterclockwise around a low- to mid-level updraft circulation, called the mesocyclone.

When playing sound, the sprockets move counterclockwise so the tape can roll over the magnet head from left to right.

If you spin it counterclockwise, you’ll see the tape unraveling inside the casing.

Rest for 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat for another 20 to 40 seconds, rolling the ball counterclockwise.

Rotate the swab counterclockwise, fold the card to bring the test strip in contact with the swab, and that’s it.

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

Harrington exclaimed impatiently, then moved the threatened piece counterclockwise on the circle where he had placed it.

Turn the distributor counterclockwise until the points have just begun to open.

Proceeding counterclockwise around northern Albania, the watershed divide was abandoned altogether along the northeast boundary.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to counterclockwise, such as: revolving, encircling, clockwise, and going around.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.