Etymology
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clockwise (adv.)

also clock-wise, "in the direction of the rotation of the hands of a clock," 1879, from clock (n.1) + wise (n.).

updated on December 30, 2017

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Definitions of clockwise from WordNet
1
clockwise (adv.)
in the direction that the hands of a clock move;
please move clockwise in a circle
2
clockwise (adj.)
in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock;
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