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countdown Explained

countdown at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


countdown at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C usually singular]
1 the period of time before something happens, such as a spacecraft being launched, when someone counts backwards until the event happens:
2 the period of time before an important event, when people become more and more excited about it: countdown to// --the countdown to the World Cup//

countdown at German => English Of Explained:


countdown at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun ~ (to sth)
1 [sing., U] the action of counting seconds backwards to zero, for example before a spacecraft is LAUNCHED (= sent into space)
2 [sing.] the period of time just before sth important happens:
the countdown to the wedding

countdown at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

countdown at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Countdown


Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* count down
  • count-down


    Inter: compound » count|down


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A count backward in fixed units to the time of some event, especially the launch of a space vehicle
    1. The acts of preparation carried out during this period
    2. Inter: slan » g A radio or television program counting down the top songs of a given week, usually in reverse order ending with the No. 1.


      Inter: trans-top » a count backward to the time of some event

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|отброяване|n|tr=otbrojavane
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|倒數|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|倒数|tr=dàoshǔ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|odpočítávání|n
  • Dutch: aftelling {{f}}, aftellen {{n}}
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lähtölaskenta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compte à rebours|m, Inter: t+ » fr|décompte|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Countdown|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|ספירה לאחור|f|tr=sfira le'akhor|sc=Hebr
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|conto alla rovescia|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|カウントダウン|tr=kauntodaun|sc=Jpan
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|одбројување|n|tr=odbrojúvanje|sc=Cyrl
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|contagem regressiva
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отсчёт|m|tr=otsčót|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|обратный счёт|tr=obrátnyj sčot|sc=Cyrl / Inter: t- » ru|обратный отсчёт|m|tr=obrátnyj otsčót|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|счёт в обратном направлении|m|tr=sčot v obrátnom napravlénii|sc=Cyrl,
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|odštevanje|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cuenta atrás|f Inter: qualifier » Spain, Inter: t- » es|cuenta regresiva|f Inter: qualifier » Latin America
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nedräkning|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the acts of preparation carried out during this period
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|aftelling|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Zeitkontrolle|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: contagem regressiva, retrocontagem {{f}}
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|обратный отсчёт|m|tr=obrátnyj otsčót|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a radio or television program counting down the top songs of a given week
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|hit-parade|m, Inter: t- » fr|top 50|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Countdown|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: head » en|verb
  • Inter: nonstandar » d To count down


    Inter: trans-top » to count down
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 倒數|倒数 (dàoshǔ)
    • Dutch: aftellen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|décompter

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|одбројува|tr=odbrójuva|sc=Cyrl
  • Portuguese: fazer a contagem regressiva
  • Slovene: odštevati

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Time -
    Translation: et » countdown
    Translation: el » countdown
    Translation: fr » countdown
    Translation: ko » countdown
    Translation: it » countdown
    Translation: kn » countdown
    Translation: hu » countdown
    Translation: my » countdown
    Translation: nl » countdown
    Translation: pl » countdown
    Translation: fi » countdown
    Translation: ta » countdown
    Translation: vi » countdown
    Translation: zh » countdown

    Countdown at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » countdown



    Inter: borrowing » en|countdown|lang=de, from Inter: compound » count|down|nocat=1.


    Inter: de-noun » m||Countdowns
  • A countdown, count(ing) backward to the (starting) time of some event

  • Translation: de » Countdown
    Translation: sv » Countdown
    Translation: zh » Countdown