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coun·ter·cur·rent

 (koun′tər-kûr′ənt, -kŭr′-)
n.
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.
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countercurrent

(ˈkaʊntəˌkʌrənt)
n
a current flowing in an opposite direction to another current
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coun•ter•cur•rent

(ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt)

n.
1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
2. a movement, opinion, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.
[1675–85]
coun′ter•cur`rent•ly, adv.
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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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The process gas (natural gas) flows inside the tubes connected to the chiller at 41[degrees]C and countercurrently exchanges heat and gives up its energy with the liquid refrigerant surrounding the tubes.
The gas and the liquid phases flow through the absorber countercurrently. At contact elements (stages), mass and heat transfer occurs.
(3) When air is passed countercurrently through the moving pellet bed, heat transfer is significantly enhanced as shown in Table 5a and Equation (12).

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