countdown : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)
- All those cameras, all those talking heads and the countdown clocks would guarantee the insane intimacy of this might-as-well-be-public execution.
- As Beijing kicks off its one-year countdown to the Olympics, it is erecting an elaborate security system that will enable authorities to keep an eye on threats to athletes next .
- Chinese performers dance to welcome the one year countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
News & Articles
- Countdown begins for Rocket Boys Festival
The Rocket Boys Festival countdown has begun — just 110 days left until the big weekend. Festival director Scott Hill met with the planning committee Friday to discuss a potential fundraiser plan, confirm weekend events, and discuss promotion for the festival.
June 15, 2013 - The Register-Herald
- Captain Countdown: Just one more day of delays
The countdown begins for Cleveland drivers dealing with all those delays. Just one more day before movie crews move on and the West Shoreway finally re-opens to traffic.
June 14, 2013 - 19 Action News Cleveland
- Hypervelocity Stars - The Countdown #24
The Countdown is a biweekly show highlighting the top space stories. In this episode: Lumpy Lunar Gravity, Curiosity's Next Journey, Tracking Space Warps, Smallest Galaxy Ever Found, and Hypervelocity Stars
June 14, 2013 - Scientific American
- Emmitt Smith in Forbes
I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and insight of football with the fans of the NFL,Smith said in a statement released by the network. "I am excited to be joining the ESPN family, particularly the highly respected Countdown...
- Barry Bonds in Forbes
It's not a countdown yet, not close enough yet,Bonds said. "When it's about 750, that's when we can count down. Not any time soon. Hope it's not the end of September. You can all leave and come back then."
- Carol Vorderman in Telegraph.co.uk
Ms Vorderman said she was allowing her manager to release the statement "so that the Countdown viewers and all the team know the truth".