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[koun-ter-kur-uh nt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt/

a running in an opposite direction to another .
a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.
A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.


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