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counter

1
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

2
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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