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clockwise

[klok-wahyz] /ˈklɒkˌwaɪz/
adverb
1.
in the direction of the rotation of the hands of a clock as viewed from the front or above; circularly to the right from a point taken as the top.
adjective
2.
directed clockwise:
a clockwise movement.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; clock1 + -wise
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clockwise

/ˈklɒkˌwaɪz/
adverb, adjective
1.
in the direction that the hands of a clock rotate; from top to bottom towards the right when seen from the front
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Word Origin and History for clock-wise

clockwise

adv.

also clock-wise, "in the direction of the hands of a clock," 1879, from clock (n.1) + wise (n.).

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