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A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.
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a current flowing in an opposite direction to another current
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coun•ter•cur•rent(ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt)
1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
2. a movement, opinion, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.
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|Noun||1.||countercurrent - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current|
|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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