Anticlockwise

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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'
  • chrisdyer published ESSEX TRAVEL, Tuesday March 25
    ON the roads this morning there's slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between junction 27 on the M11 and junction 25 with the A10 at Enfield due to roadworks in the area. A traffic light failure on A1025 Second Avenue in Harlow at Crown Gate Roundabout is also causing delays. While there's queuing traffic on M11 southbound between junction 5 with the A1168 a Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'

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