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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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Naperville Park District invites the community to the "Countdown at the Carillon," on Monday, Dec.
The Early Family Countdown will be co-led by Dolly McCarthy, host and executive producer of "The Dolly McCarthy Show" and award-winning journalist and former news anchor for NCTV-17's Naperville News 17.
Kids want to enjoy the celebration that comes with welcoming in a New Year, but luckily for parents, Netflix has pre-recorded countdown specials young viewers can watch before the clock strikes midnight, all of which are now available for streaming.
Countdowns can be ordered on a flip-stand or a tear-off pad for gift giving, or as an email to be sent to a larger group.
Ajman: The countdown traffic light system in Ajman has seen a zero accident rate at intersections, its police chief said.
What she hadn't accounted for was the Whiteley factor, the inevitable reminders, during the recording of her final programme in Leeds last month which will be shown this Friday, of her great friend and mentor Richard Whiteley, presenter of Countdown from its inception in 1982 through to his untimely death in 2005.
CHANNEL FOUR were going to hold Des O'Connor to his Countdown contract until he threatened to sing his way out of the studio.
to 2 p.m., visitors can participate in a "countdown to midnight" with balloons, music, confetti and a glittering ball drop.
The format of countdowns resembles a sporting event.
Carol Vorderman, television's most glamorous mathematician and star of Countdown, has signed a pounds 5 million deal to stay with the quiz show.
Naperville Park District invites the community to the "Countdown at the Carillon," featuring both the Early Family Countdown at 6 p.m.
HE has been re-reading the Oxford dictionary all his life, studies bus timetables for fun and has taken Countdown by storm.
The park district's annual Countdown at the Carillon will feature both an Early Family Countdown at 6 p.m.
In recent years, countdown signalized intersections have appeared in some countries or areas.