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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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He laid his hat upon the counter, close to which he had taken up his position, and smoothed back with his left hand his somewhat thick black hair.
They paused, wavering and wondering, while he quietly went to the back of the cloak room, and came back with both hands full of shining silver, which he laid out on the counter as calmly as a salesman.
I had mine in my pocket, and I got my chance by retreating from the counter with all visible reluctance.
The woman lifted the flap of the counter and followed him.
Steady-eyed like her husband, she preserved an air of unfathomable indifference behind the rampart of the counter.
One could see from a distance the inner wall with its scantily furnished shelves, and the deal counter painted brown.
His hoarse voice failed him, and he rested his head upon his hands until a bottle of wine was brought from the counter.
Coffin-plates, elm-chips, bright-headed nails, and shreds of black cloth, lay scattered on the floor; and the wall behind the counter was ornamented with a lively representation of two mutes in very stiff neckcloths, on duty at a large private door, with a hearse drawn by four black steeds, approaching in the distance.
It is so dark that nothing can be made out in it, over a little counter, but another tallow candle in another old tin candlestick, close to the face of a man stooping low in a chair.
Winkle stepped into the little shop where the gilt-labelled drawers and bottles were; and finding nobody there, knocked with a half-crown on the counter, to attract the attention of anybody who might happen to be in the back parlour, which he judged to be the innermost and peculiar sanctum of the establishment, from the repetition of the word surgery on the door-- painted in white letters this time, by way of taking off the monotony.
Behind the hotel there was an old store building, where the salesmen opened their big trunks and spread out their samples on the counters.
And as counters of imitation gold can be used only among a group of people who agree to accept them as gold, or among those who do not know the nature of gold, so universal historians and historians of culture, not answering humanity's essential question, serve as currency for some purposes of their own, only in universities and among the mass of readers who have a taste for what they call "serious reading.