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noun [countable]     counter pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a long flat surface where customers are served, for example in a shop or a bank

    There was a long queue and no one behind the counter.

    a cheese counter

  2. 2
    a machine or piece of equipment that counts something and shows the total

    a rev counter

  3. 4
    an action that you take in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effect
  4. 5
    something that you say to reply to a criticism or argument

    a counter to unfair criticism



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