Pronunciation: /ˈklɒkˌwaɪz/ ?

Clock with arrow pointing clockwise.
Figure 1: Clockwise

The term clockwise refers to a rotation in the same direction as analog clock hands turn.[1] Counterclockwise is the opposite direction of an analog clock.[2] The word anticlockwise means the same thing as counterclockwise.

Clock with arrow pointing counterclockwise.
Figure 2: Counterclockwise

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