Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Anticlockwise'
adj : in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a
clock [syn: counterclockwise, contraclockwise]
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]
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.[See more about Anticlockwise at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- The United States Grand Prix - did you know?
Did you know that Lewis Hamilton is the only driver on the grid to have won in the USA before, or that the Circuit of The Americas is one of five anticlockwise tracks on the calendar? Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'
- Delays on M25 after overturned car
THIS morning one lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on the M25 anticlockwise between the Clacket Lane Services and Junction 5 for the M26, because of an overturned car. There is also queueing traffic on the M25 clockwise around J5 for the M26. On the M26 westbound, there is slow traffic between J2a for the A20 and the M25 J5. Meanwhile there are no reported Read more on this news related to 'Anticlockwise'