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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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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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  • Nii Commey to turn National Theatre upside-down with Anticlockwise
    Young playwright Nii Commey is ready to turn the National Theater upside-down this Easter with his hugely humorous masterpiece Anticlockwise. Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'
  • PiersMeyler published ESSEX TRAVEL: Monday April 7
    The  M25 clockwise carriageway is seeing  heavy traffic from J30 (A13) to the QE2 Bridge. The anticlockwise carriageway between J27 and J25 is seeing delays  because of  a broken down vehicle blocking one lane anticlockwise at J25. There is heavy traffic on the M11 Londonbound from J6 (M25) to J4 (A406 North Circular Road). There is heavy traffic on the A13 L Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'
  • Ciaran_Gold published Essex travel: Thursday April 10
    Road: 7.25am QE2 bridge Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise at A282, QE2 Bridge. 7.10am M25 Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between junction 28, A12 (Brook Street roundabout) and junction 27 M11, because of earlier barrier repairs. All lanes have been re-opened. Rail: 9.00am Norwich to London Liverpool Streettrain is formed of eight coaches instead of nine. 7. Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'

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