Definition of Countercurrent

1. Noun. A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current.

Exact synonyms: Crosscurrent, Rip, Riptide, Tide Rip
Generic synonyms: Turbulence, Turbulency



2. Noun. Actions counter to the main group activity. "Political crosscurrents disrupted the conference"
Exact synonyms: Crosscurrent
Generic synonyms: Strife

Definition of Countercurrent

1. a. Running in an opposite direction.

2. n. A current running in an opposite direction to the main current.

Definition of Countercurrent

1. Noun. A current that flows against the prevailing one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Countercurrent

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Countercurrent

1. 1. Flowing in an opposite direction. 2. A current flowing in a direction opposite to another current. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Countercurrent

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countercounterarguments
countercountermeasure
countercountermeasures
countercoup
countercoups
countercries
countercry
countercultural
counterculturalism
counterculturalist
counterculturalists
counterculturally
counterculture
countercultures
countercurrent (current term)
countercurrent distribution
countercurrent exchanger
countercurrent mechanism
countercurrent multiplier
countercurrents
countercurse
countercurses
countercyclical
countercyclicality
countercyclically
counterdefense
counterdefenses
counterdemand
counterdemands

Literary usage of Countercurrent

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1. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"Typical Flow Sheet of countercurrent System. Water tank and, after being ... This is the principle on which all successful countercurrent decantation plants ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"This is the principle on which all successful countercurrent decantation plants operate at the present time, but Randall's plant was not successful because ..."

3. The Cyanide Process, Its Control and Operation by Arthur William Fahrenwald (1917)
"This is the principle upon which all successful " countercurrent decantation" plants operate at the present time, ..."

4. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"This is the principle on which all successful countercurrent decantation plants operate at the present time, but Randall's plant was not successful because ..."

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