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counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)

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The site also has a real-time count-down clock, telling fans exactly (down to the second
The count-down is on to the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which opens its doors Wednesday, and today in just 10 hours, GameSpot (www.
People around the globe can watch and count-down the time with Burton as he bravely endures the life-threatening act.
Cronometro will be paced by a count-down clock while panelists "face off" in aggressive, rapid-fire debates about the week's hottest sports topics and headline issues of interest to Latino sports fans.
Tickets for the dinner and champagne, all-night performances, and count-down surprise from 7:00 pm to 1:30 am are available at $250 (Fox 2000 Gold).