counter current


a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.

1675–85; counter- + current

countercurrently, adverb Unabridged
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countercurrent   (koun'tər-kûr'ənt)  Pronunciation Key 
A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.
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