# Anticlockwise

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### Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Anticlockwise'

Anticlockwise Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
anticlockwise adj : in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock [syn: counterclockwise, contraclockwise] [ant: clockwise] adv : in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move; "please move counterclockwise in a circle!" [syn: counterclockwise] [ant: clockwise]
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### Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Anticlockwise'

A clockwise (typically abbreviated as CW) motion is one that proceeds 'like the clock's hands': from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. In a mathematical sense, a circle defined parametrically in a positive Cartesian plane by the equations x = sin t and y = cos t is traced clockwise as t increases in value. Described another way, continually turning right is clockwise motion, as viewed from above. The opposite sense of rotation or revolution is (in US and Canadian English) counterclockwise (CCW), or (in British English) anticlockwise (ACW).

Before clocks were commonplace, the terms "sunwise" and "deiseil" from the Scottish Gaelic language and from the same root as the Latin "dexter" ("right") were used for clockwise. "Widdershins" or "withershins" (from Middle Low German "weddersinnes", "opposite course") was used for anticlockwise.

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### Anticlockwise Sample Sentences in News

• chrisdyer commented ESSEX TRAVEL, Tuesday March 11
THERE'S heavy traffic on the M25 anticlockwise between junction 27 with the M11 and junction 25, A10 at Enfield due to roadworks in the area as well as clockwise at A282, Dartford Bridge. Queuing traffic on the M11 southbound between junction 5, A1168 at Loughton, and junction 4, A406 Woodford is also causing delays. The A120 at Braintree is slow southbound be Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'
• Ocean sailor finishes his new boat
As ever, this will be to the high Arctic, this time to the Barents Sea and the east of Spitsbergen. If ice conditions allow his favoured route will be an anticlockwise circumnavigation of the Svalbard group. Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'
• JoeSturdy published Essex travel: Tuesday, March 4
07.41am Traffic is building out there - now there is slow traffic on the A120 heading west in Braintree, the between Marks Farm Roundabout and Galley's Corner. 07.26am There is slow traffic on the London-bound A12 between J13 for the B1002 / Ingatestone and J12 for the A1023 / Mountnessing. 07.23am Unsurprisingly on the M25 heading anticlockwise this morning, Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'