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The accepted/official translation of the word "clockwise" is something like: dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre. 

C'est vraiment une bouchée - What would be an acceptable abbreviation of that? ... and of "anti-clockwise". 

Many thanks, 

Dennis

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"dans le sens horaire " and "danle sens anti-horaire " seem to be less of a mouthful.

I see that you can also just say "sens horaire" ,perhaps as a stand alone phrase.

"En sen horaire "  is also shown  but I am not sure when you would use it.

Hello,

dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre/ dans le sens inverse des aiguilles d'une montre are the most common phrases

perhaps less common dans le sens horaire is fine too but although dans le sens anti-horaire is correct it doesn't sound as quite natural.

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