[ koun-ter-kur-uhnt ]

  1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current.

  2. a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.

Origin of countercurrent

First recorded in 1675–85; counter- + current

Other words from countercurrent

  • coun·ter·cur·rent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby countercurrent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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Scientific definitions for countercurrent


[ kountər-kûr′ənt ]

  1. A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.

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