Meaning of COUNTER- in English

COUNTER-

transcription, транскрипция: [ prefix ]

Etymology: Middle English contre-, from Anglo-French, from cuntre

1.

a. : contrary : opposite

counter clockwise

counter march

b. : opposing : retaliatory

counter force

counter offensive

2. : complementary : corresponding

counter weight

counter part

3. : duplicate : substitute

counter foil

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.