in a direction opposite to that of the normal rotation of the hands of a clock; not clockwise.
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Origin of counterclockwise
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Clockwise rotation of the knob increases the volume, counterclockwise rotation diminishes the volume.Zenith Television Receiver Operating Manual
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US and Canadian in the opposite direction to the rotation of the hands of a clockAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): anticlockwise
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