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1. 
a. a small flat disc of wood, metal, or plastic, used in various board games
b. a similar disc or token used as an imitation coin
2. a skating figure consisting of three circles

counter

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1. an apparatus that records the number of occurrences of events
2. any instrument for detecting or counting ionizing particles or photons
3. Electronics another name for scaler

counter

1. a return attack, such as a blow in boxing
2. Fencing a parry in which the foils move in a circular fashion
3. the portion of the stern of a boat or ship that overhangs the water aft of the rudder
4. the part of a horse's breast under the neck and between the shoulders

Counter

A horizontal work surface, display, or serving surface, such as in a store, in a restaurant, or on top of a kitchen cabinet.

counter

[′kau̇nt·ər]
(computer science)
A register or storage location used to represent the number of occurrences of an event.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A complete instrument for detecting, totalizing, and indicating a sequence of events.
(naval architecture)
(nucleonics)

counter

1. A long horizontal surface used in stores, shops, banks, etc., for display of goods, for work-top areas, or for business transactions.
2. The top or working surface of the base of a kitchen cabinet.

counter

(1) In programming, a variable that is used to keep track of anything that must be counted. The programming language determines the number of counters (variables) that are available to a programmer.

(2) In electronics, a circuit that counts pulses and generates an output at a specified time.
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We're concerned about 'transinstitutionalization,'" which goes counter to placing persons with mental illness in the least restrictive environment, she asserts.
The analysis is in service of a larger thesis that goes counter to a commonly accepted interpretation of German idealism as "essentially the culmination of the Cartesian tradition," which is usually accompanied by "a seductively simple narrative" that makes it "the gradual and inevitable completion of Kant's 'Copernican Revolution' " (1-2).
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Nevertheless, Wesley included this article, which actually is taken from article seven of the Augsburg Confession, among the articles he sent to America in 1784, a fact which goes counter to Dreyer's assertion.
A finding that goes counter to what has been believed is the amount of income.