Meaning of COUNTER- in English

COUNTER-

a combining form of counter 3 , used with the meanings "against," "contrary," "opposite," "in opposition or response to" ( countermand ); "complementary," "in reciprocation," "corresponding," "parallel" ( counterfoil; counterbalance ); "substitute," "duplicate" ( counterfeit ).

[ ME countre-; see COUNTER 3 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .