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.
directed clockwise: a clockwise movement.
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How to use clockwise in a sentence
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.Ida strengthens to hurricane, predicted to strike Louisiana as Category 3 late Sunday | Matthew Cappucci, Jason Samenow | August 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Anticyclones move in the opposite direction of their regular cyclone counterparts, which rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.Anticyclone Lucifer is bringing record-breaking temperatures to Italy | Monroe Hammond | August 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
Follow the route clockwise starting off south from Denver, and the roads will only get prettier as you go along.8 RV Road Trips That Will Get You Off the Beaten Path | kklein | August 4, 2021 | Outside Online
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).Electricity for the 4-H Scientist | Eric B. Wilson
In fastening wire around a terminal post it should go around in a (clockwise) (counter-clockwise) direction.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist | Eric B. Wilson
On withdrawing the magnet, the current reverses, becoming clockwise with its field passing to the left within the coil.Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
This will cause a rotation up on the left side and down on the right, or in a clockwise direction.Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
clockwise rotation of the knob increases the volume, counterclockwise rotation diminishes the volume.Zenith Television Receiver Operating Manual | Zenith Radio Corporation
British Dictionary definitions for clockwise
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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