clockwise

[ klok-wahyz ]
/ ˈklɒkˌwaɪz /

adverb

in the direction of the rotation of the hands of a clock as viewed from the front or above; circularly to the right from a point taken as the top.

adjective

directed clockwise: a clockwise movement.

Origin of clockwise

First recorded in 1885–90; clock1 + -wise
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British Dictionary definitions for clockwise

clockwise

/ (ˈklɒkˌwaɪz) /

adverb, adjective

in the direction that the hands of a clock rotate; from top to bottom towards the right when seen from the front
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Word Origin and History for clockwise

clockwise


adv.

also clock-wise, "in the direction of the hands of a clock," 1879, from clock (n.1) + wise (n.).

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