In digital logic and computing, a counter is a device which stores (and sometimes displays) the number of times a particular event or process has occurred, often in relationship to a clock signal.

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... A counter-offensive is the term used by the military to describe large-scale, usually strategic offensive operations by forces that had successfully halted an enemy's offensive, while ... The counter-offensive is executed after exhausting the enemy's front line troops and after the enemy reserves had been committed to combat and proven ... Sometimes the counter-offensive can be of a more limited operational maneuver nature, with more limited objectives rather than those seeking attainment of a strategic goal ...
NHS Business Services Authority - Counter Fraud Service
... The primary aim of the NHS Counter Fraud Service (NHSCFS) is to reduce fraud within the NHS ... Counter fraud work ranges from issuing penalty notices as a result of patients falsely claiming prescription charges to the multi-million-pound claims against drug companies for alleged price-fixing ... Using a 'problem-strategy-structure-action' approach, the NHS Counter Fraud Service has achieved 551 successful prosecutions and recovered almost £60,0 ...
Baroque In Poland - Counter-reformation
... associated with the Jesuit Order, who arrived in Poland in 1564, as part of the counter-reformation, a trend which over the next century would triumph in Poland ... The eventual victory of the counter-reformation in Poland would eventually be one of the reasons that would contribute to its cultural stagnation ...
Counter-to-counter Package
... In the airline and some other transportation industries, a counter-to-counter package is a quicker (and more expensive) alternative to standard freight for the shipment of small parcels and envelopes ... content restrictions, and usually may be dropped off and picked up at a ticket counter, luggage service or freight office ... put into place after September 11, 2001 have eliminated anonymous counter-to-counter shipments ...
Mechanical Counters
... These are known as tally counters ... Such counters were originally used to control manufacturing processes, but were later used as odometers for bicycles and cars and in fuel dispensers ... was the Veeder-Root company, and their name was often used for this type of counter ...

Famous quotes containing the word counter:

    I’d take the bus downtown with my mother, and the big thing was to sit at the counter and get an orange drink and a tuna sandwich on toast. I thought I was living large!... When I was at the Ritz with the publisher a few months ago, I did think, “Oh my God, I’m in the Ritz tearoom.” ... The person who was so happy to sit at the Woolworths counter is now sitting at the Ritz, listening to the harp, and wondering what tea to order.... [ellipsis in source] Am I awake?
    Connie Porter (b. 1959)

    The individual protests against the world, but he doesn’t get beyond protest, he is just a single protester. When he wants to be more than that, he has to counter power with power, he has to oppose the system with another system.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    The technological landscape of the present day has enfranchised its own electorates—the inhabitants of marketing zones in the consumer goods society, television audiences and news magazine readerships... vote with money at the cash counter rather than with the ballot paper at the polling booth.
    —J.G. (James Graham)