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count·down

 (kount′doun′)
n.
1. The counting backward aloud from an arbitrary starting number to indicate the time remaining before an event or operation, such as the launching of a missile or space vehicle.
2. The checks and preparations carried out during this activity.

countdown

(ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn)
n
the act of counting backwards to time a critical operation exactly, such as the launching of a rocket or the detonation of explosives
vb (intr, adverb)
(Mathematics) to count numbers backwards towards zero, esp in timing such a critical operation

count•down

(ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn)

n.
1. the backward counting from the initiation of a project, as a rocket launching, with the moment of firing designated as zero.
2. the final preparations made during this period.
3. any period of increased activity before a deadline.
[1950–55]

countdown

The step-by-step process leading to initiation of missile testing, launching, and firing. It is performed in accordance with a pre-designated time schedule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countdown - counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)countdown - counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)
counting, enumeration, numeration, count, reckoning, tally - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
Translations
عَد تَنازُلي
odpočítávání
nedtælling
visszaszámlálás
niîurtalning
odpočítavanie
geriye sayma

countdown

[ˈkaʊntdaʊn] Ncuenta f atrás, cuenta f regresiva (LAm)

countdown

[ˈkaʊntdaʊn] ncompte m à rebours
the countdown to sth [+ launch of spacecraft] → le compte à rebours avant qch; [+ event] → le compte à rebours avant qch

countdown

nCountdown m, → Count-down m; to start the countdownmit dem Countdown beginnen

countdown

[ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn] nconto alla rovescia

count2

(kaunt) verb
1. to name the numbers up to. Count (up to) ten.
2. to calculate using numbers. Count (up) the number of pages; Count how many people there are; There were six people present, not counting the chairman.
3. to be important or have an effect or value. What he says doesn't count; All these essays count towards my final mark.
4. to consider. Count yourself lucky to be here.
noun
1. an act of numbering. They took a count of how many people attended.
2. a charge brought against a prisoner etc. She faces three counts of theft.
adjective
see countable.
ˈcountable adjective
1. capable of being numbered. Millionths of a second are countable only on very complicated instruments.
2. (negative uncountable. also count) (of a noun) capable of forming a plural and using the definite or indefinite article: Table is a count(able) noun, but milk is an uncountable noun.
ˈcounter noun
a token used in numbering or playing certain games; counters for playing ludo etc.
ˈcountless adjective
very many. Countless pebbles.
ˈcountdown noun
(used originally of a rocket) a counting backwards to check the time remaining until the beginning of an event, regarded as zero. It's five minutes to countdown.
count on
to rely on (a person or happening). I'm counting on you to persuade her.
out for the count
1. (of a boxer) still not standing after the count of ten.
2. exhausted; asleep. He was out for the count for several hours after his long walk.
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