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 (koun′tər-kûr′ənt, -kŭr′-)
A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.

coun′ter·cur′rent adj.
coun′ter·cur′rent·ly adv.


a current flowing in an opposite direction to another current


(ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt)

1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
2. a movement, opinion, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.
coun′ter•cur`rent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countercurrent - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
turbulence, turbulency - unstable flow of a liquid or gas
2.countercurrent - actions counter to the main group activity; "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference"
strife - bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
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