Laevorotatory vs Anticlockwise - What's the difference?

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Laevorotatory is a synonym of anticlockwise.


As adjectives the difference between laevorotatory and anticlockwise

is that laevorotatory is (levorotatory) while anticlockwise is (au|nz|british|of movement) in a circular fashion so as to be moving to the left at the top of the circle and to the right at the bottom (when viewed from the front), in the opposite direction to the way the hands of an analogue clock move.

As a adverb anticlockwise is

(au|nz|british) in an anticlockwise fashion.

laevorotatory

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • anticlockwise

    English

    (Clockwise and counterclockwise)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (AU, NZ, British, of movement) in a circular fashion so as to be moving to the left at the top of the circle and to the right at the bottom (when viewed from the front), in the opposite direction to the way the hands of an analogue clock move.
  • Synonyms

    * counterclockwise (US) / counter-clockwise (US), laevorotatory (qualifier) / levorotatory (qualifier), positive (geometry)

    Antonyms

    * clockwise

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (AU, NZ, British) In an anticlockwise fashion.
  • Synonyms

    * counterclockwise (US) / counter-clockwise (US), widdershins / withershins (particularly on a sundial)

    Antonyms

    * clockwise