anticlockwise

[an-ti-klok-wahyz]

Origin of anticlockwise

First recorded in 1895–1900; anti- + clockwise
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British Dictionary definitions for anticlockwise

anticlockwise

adverb, adjective
  1. in the opposite direction to the rotation of the hands of a clockUS equivalent: counterclockwise
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