# A Device Riley Riddle

My prefix may be what a device can be on
My infix is most likely in your device
My suffix is what devices can be
My whole is a reverse motion


Hint:

Think more about the whole, as it is probably easier since there won't be that many things that fill in the answer.

You are:

Counterclockwise

My prefix may be what a device can be on

Many devices can be on a COUNTER

My infix is most likely in your device

Many devices (like phones) include a CLOCK function

My suffix is what devices can be

Sadly, Siri is more WISE than many people I know ...

My whole is a reverse motion

Counterclockwise is the reverse of the regular motion of a clock

• Yes! Nice job. +1 – Duck Jun 17 '19 at 3:06

Long shot, but I think that the answer could be

Recoiled

Prefix

Infix

Coil - coils are used in most electronic devices

Suffix

Oiled (OLED) - OLED monitors, TVs, displays

Whole

Recoil is a "backward movement of a gun when it is discharged"

• For your suffix, the plain interpretation of the word seems to work too. – hexomino Jun 12 '19 at 10:28
• Check the hint, your answer it is not right, but my details for the prefix, infix, and suffix, are not immediately apparent and can be applied to other things as well. +1 :) – Duck Jun 12 '19 at 15:17
• Edited the last line, maybe that helps. – Duck Jun 12 '19 at 15:29