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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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Examples from the web for clockwise
  • The concept of handedness-of left and right, say, or of clockwise and anti-clockwise-is deceptively simple.
  • Upon returning to the chair she spin one revolution counter-clockwise.
  • As you move away from the image, they appear to rotate clockwise.
  • It was not swimming endlessly with the school in a clockwise gyre.
  • Also note how the moon appears to rotate counter-clockwise.
  • It appears to be a cold core eddy, as they rotate counter-clockwise.
  • According to lore, people can fulfill a dream if they touch the foot of the statue after going around it three times clockwise.
  • In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction.
  • Counter-clockwise is considered the positive direction.
  • Turn the valve on the torch clockwise to turn off the gas before putting down the welding or cutting torch.
British Dictionary definitions for clockwise

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 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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