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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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 ... and usually may be dropped off and picked up at a ticket counter, luggage service or freight office ... after September 11, 2001 have eliminated anonymous counter-to-counter shipments ...
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 £60,000,000 since 1998 ...
... 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 occupying defensive positions ... 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 incapable of breaching ... 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 ...
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 ...
Baroque In Poland - Counter-reformation
... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word counter:

    As deaths have accumulated I have begun to think of life and death as a set of balance scales. When one is young, the scale is heavily tipped toward the living. With the first death, the first consciousness of death, the counter scale begins to fall. Death by death, the scales shift weight until what was unthinkable becomes merely a matter of gravity and the fall into death becomes an easy step.
    Alison Hawthorne Deming (b. 1946)

    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)

    Often, when there is a conflict between parent and child, at its very hub is an expectation that the child should be acting differently. Sometimes these expectations run counter what is known about children’s growth. They stem from remembering oneself, but usually at a slightly older age.
    Ellen Galinsky (20th century)