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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  n. 
 
  {Over  the  counter}  (Stock  Exchanges),  in  an  office;  --  said 
  of  business  so  done  as  distinguished  from  that  done  at  an 
  exchange.  [Cant]  Counterglow  \Coun"ter*glow`\,  n. 
  (Astron.) 
  An  exceedingly  faint  roundish  or  somewhat  oblong  nebulous 
  light  near  the  ecliptic  and  opposite  the  sun,  best  seen 
  during  September  and  October,  when  in  the  constellations 
  Sagittarius  and  Pisces.  Its  cause  is  not  yet  understood. 
  Called  also  {Gegenschein}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gegenschein 
  n  :  a  faint  patch  of  light  in  the  night  sky  that  appears 
  opposite  the  sun;  a  reflection  of  sunlight  by 
  micrometeoric  material  in  space  [syn:  {counterglow}] 




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