Definition of Contraclockwise

1. Adjective. In the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock.

Definition of Contraclockwise

1. Adverb. counterclockwise ¹

2. Adjective. counterclockwise ¹

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contraclockwise (current term)
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Literary usage of Contraclockwise

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1. Gunners' Instruction (mortar Companies) ... 1916-1917 by Journal of the United States Artillery (1916)
"1 turns the translating crank briskly contraclockwise. ... 1 releases the securing latch and turns the crank in a contraclockwise direction until the ..."

2. Treatise on Hydraulics by Mansfield Merriman, Thaddeus Merriman (1916)
"... may be either clockwise or contraclockwise, depending on initial motions in the water or on irregularities in the vessel or orifice, but under ideal ..."

3. Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by Charles Emerson Curry (1897)
"<a is the solid angle subtended by the elementary circuit at the point M. When the current viewed from this point flows in the contraclockwise direction, ..."

4. Graphics Applied to Arithmetic, Mensuration and Statics by George Charles Turner (1908)
"It is usual to consider an area, whose boundary -is described contraclockwise, as positive, one with a clockwise boundary as negative. In Fig. ..."

5. Annual Report of the Public Schools of the City of Oakland, California for by Oakland (Calif.). Board of Education, Oakland (Calif.). Superintendent of Schools (1901)
"To show the real motion, have the " moon " carried around the "earth" in the opposite direction (contraclockwise). To show how it is that we see but one ..."

6. Coast Artillery Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1914 by United States War Dept (1914)
"1 releases the rotating crank by turning the wing nut and turns the rotating crank contraclockwise, as indicated by the "close" arrow, until it brings up ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"... in case the right labyrinth has been destroyed and the left labyrinth is active, if we turn the patient from right to left (contraclockwise), ..."

8. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"The Commercial Hotel, a frame building, was twisted slightly, contraclockwise. Under the house of Mr. Turner, which is built on piles, the piles on the east ..."

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