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cross·cur·rent(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.
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1. (Physical Geography) a current in a river or sea flowing across another current
2. a conflicting tendency moving counter to the usual trend
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cross•cur•rent(ˈkrɔsˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-, ˈkrɒs-)
1. a current, as in a stream, moving across the main current.
2. Often, crosscurrents. a conflicting tendency or movement.
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|Noun||1.||crosscurrent - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current|
|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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