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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

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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

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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
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A horizontal work surface, display, or serving surface, such as in a store, in a restaurant, or on top of a kitchen cabinet.
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[′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)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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(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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References in classic literature ?
Bob Sawyer's boy, who, instead of devoting the evening to his ordinary occupation of writing his name on the counter, and rubbing it out again, peeped through the glass door, and thus listened and looked on at the same time.
>From behind the bare counter he went on smiling at us, his head held between his hands.
In the shop the sickly man was studying his smudgy newspaper, now spread out largely on the counter. He just raised his head when I looked in and shook it negatively, pursing up his lips.
But, he feigned not to notice the two strangers, and fell into discourse with the triumvirate of customers who were drinking at the counter.
Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport(QAIA) recently installed 12 new counters dedicated to visa processing and purchasing, divided equally between the southern and northern arrival corridors.
Meanwhile, the Bank has opened eight more branchless banking service counters in Khotang, Bhojpur and Dadeldhura districts.
According to a statement from KTMB, the change of operating hours involved 14 counters in the Klang Valley comprising Port Klang, Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Kepong Sentral, Kepong, Sungai Buluh, Rawang, Tanjung Malim, Kuala Kubu, Batang Kali, Serdang, and Kajang.
Each tablet feeder bowl also incorporates a precise electronic count eye, the same as used on PallayPack's multi-lane counters. Control systems allow speed adjustment, count adjustment and all data is saved in memory.
Although the activity as it is discussed in this article is confined to estimates in relation to a container of counters, it could easily be replicated using a more engaging, context-rich, enumeration task such as an outdoors maths lesson counting sheoak cones (Parrington & Millar, 2018).
When trading resumed on August 15, the euro lost 100 paisa each on the two counters and closed Wednesday lower at Rs134.50 and Rs140.00.
I'm reading all about dogs suffocating on stuff they shouldn't get into, like potatochip bags, and I'm keeping counters clean.