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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The schedule of things that take place just before the firing of a rocket. Or, when someone counts backwards until the event happens. Also: the period of time before an important event, when people become more and more excited about it.

Usage examples (39)
  • The engineers were very busy during the final countdown for the lift-off of the rocket.
  • The teacher, psychologist Vic Witherman, was an expert in what he called countdown profiling.
  • The date and time when the countdown is scheduled to end?
  • Points standings (x — clinched spot in countdown to No. 1) for more
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