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Oct. 30th, 2018 | 07:48 am

clockwise (KLOK-waiz) - adv., & adj., in the same direction as the hands on a clock.


A circlular motion that, when viewed face-on the circle, goes in the direction of top > right > bottom > left sides.

Clockwise is this-a-way
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Contrast with anticlockwise, counterclockwise, and widdershins. Surprisingly, this wasn't coined until the 1880s, though clocks (and this motion) existed for centuries before. The -wise suffix denotes in the way or manner of $stem.

---L.

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