countercurrent

[ koun-ter-kur-uh nt ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt /
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noun

a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.

Origin of countercurrent

First recorded in 1675–85; counter- + current
Related formscoun·ter·cur·rent·ly, adverb
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countercurrent

[ kountər-kûr′ənt ]

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