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(wĭd′ər-shĭnz′) or with·er·shins (wĭ th′-)
contrary or counterclockwise direction: “The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins” (Anthony Bailey).
[Middle Low German weddersinnes
from Middle High German widersinnes
back (from Old High German widar
in the direction of (from sin
from Old High German; see sent-
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a. A system in which finely divided particles, which are approximately 1 to 1,000 millimicrons in size, are dispersed within a continuous medium in a manner that prevents them from being filtered easily or settled rapidly.
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2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
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