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Princeton's WordNet

  1. countdown(noun)

    counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)

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  1. List of paraphrases for "countdown":

    counting, clock

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  1. countdown

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  1. Ziad Khoury:

    We're in the final countdown, when it comes to security, it's not about numbers of people. It's about the quality, coordination and extra tools at your disposal.

  2. Alexis Tsipras:

    A frenzy of fear-mongering with the responsibility of the Prime Minister himself is a final spasm before the end, the countdown for the ruling coalition and its catastrophic policies has already started.

  3. Vin Weber:

    They’ve having a big conference next week, and my guess is that at that point, you’re gonna be able to see sort of a countdown to an announcement in the not too distant future.

  4. Shunichi Miyanaga:

    We are working without pause to deliver the first aircraft to ANA in 2020. It is the beginning of a countdown, not only to the first delivery but to a new era for the industry.

  5. David Madden:

    The countdown to the ECB meeting begins and the poor inflation and core inflation numbers from the euro zone points to more easing from (ECB president) Mario Draghi.

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  • отброяванеBulgarian
  • odpočítáváníCzech
  • nedtællingDanish
  • Countdown, ZeitkontrolleGerman
  • αντίστροφη μέτρησηGreek
  • cuenta atrás, cuenta regresivaSpanish
  • lähtölaskentaFinnish
  • décompter, décompte, compte à rebours, top 50, hit-paradeFrench
  • ספירה לאחורHebrew
  • conto alla rovesciaItalian
  • カウントダウンJapanese
  • одбројува, одбројувањеMacedonian
  • aftelling, aftellenDutch
  • odliczaniePolish
  • contagem regressiva, retrocontagemPortuguese
  • numărare inversă, denumărare, numărare regresivăRomanian
  • обратный отсчёт, отсчёт, счёт в обратном направлении, обратный счётRussian
  • odštevanje, odštevatiSlovene
  • nedräkning, räkna nedSwedish
  • นับถอยหลังThai
  • 倒数Chinese

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