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 (krôs′kûr′ənt, -kŭr′-, krŏs′-)
1. A current flowing across another current.
2. A conflicting tendency, inclination, or movement: a crosscurrent of dissent; sociopolitical crosscurrents.


1. (Physical Geography) a current in a river or sea flowing across another current
2. a conflicting tendency moving counter to the usual trend


(ˈkrɔsˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-, ˈkrɒs-)

1. a current, as in a stream, moving across the main current.
2. Often, crosscurrents. a conflicting tendency or movement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosscurrent - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
turbulence, turbulency - unstable flow of a liquid or gas
2.crosscurrent - actions counter to the main group activity; "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference"
strife - bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
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To be sure, CrossCurrents resides at the margins of this issue.
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