What is another word for clockwise?

Pronunciation: [klˈɒkwa͡ɪz] (IPA)

When it comes to rotating in a circular motion, the word "clockwise" may not always be the most appropriate term to use. Luckily, there are various synonyms that can be utilized to describe the direction of rotation. These include terms such as "dextrorotary," "right-handed," "deasil," and "sunwise." Each of these terms describes the direction of rotation based on the position of your right hand, and they can be used interchangeably with "clockwise" depending on one's preference. By using these synonyms for "clockwise," we can add more depth and nuance to our language, whilst conveying the same meaning in a more interesting and varied way.

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What are the hypernyms for Clockwise?

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What are the opposite words for clockwise?

Clockwise is a directional term that describes movement in the same direction as the hands of a clock. Its opposite is counterclockwise, which refers to movement in the opposite direction. Other antonyms for clockwise include anticlockwise, widdershins, and deasil. While clockwise is typically associated with the movement of time, counterclockwise is often used in scientific or mathematical contexts, such as the rotation of celestial bodies, the direction of electron spin, or the measurement of angles. Antonyms for clockwise can be useful in describing motion or orientation in a range of settings, from mechanical devices to dance moves.

What are the antonyms for Clockwise?

Usage examples for Clockwise

It was not yet dawn, but his captors led him in great bounds through the endless, musky-perfumed orchid gardens, small dark shapes with crooked legs, hunched shoulders, slim hairless tails carried, like his, in concentric spirals wound clockwise.
"The Thing in the Attic"
James Benjamin Blish
The gun moved again, this time clockwise.
"The Gun"
Philip K. Dick
The darting lights above him whirled, spiraled up, then down, clockwise, then counterclockwise, reminding him ...
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton

Famous quotes with Clockwise

  • Hardly anyone has noticed that in the Northern Hemisphere people stir their drinks counterclockwise, whereas the same people stir their drinks clockwise when visiting the Southern Hemisphere.
    John McCarthy
  • on the radio I heard the news of that day at least 6 times, I was well versed in world affairs. the remainder of the stations played a thin, sick music. the classical stations refused to come in clearly and when they did it was a stale repetition of standard and tiresome works.I turned the radio off. a strange whirling began in my head—it circled behind the forehead, clockwise... I began to wonder, is this what happens when one goes mad?
    Charles Bukowski
  • Hitchens: "Let me ask a question to Mr Heston: can he tell me, clockwise, what countries have frontiers and borders with Iraq, starting from Kuwait?"
    Christopher Hitchens

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