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cross-cultural

[ kraws-kuhl-cher-uhl, kros- ]

adjective

  1. combining, pertaining to, or contrasting two or more cultures or cultural groups:

    cross-cultural studies; cross-cultural communication.



cross-cultural

adjective

  1. involving or bridging the differences between cultures


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Other Words From

  • cross-cultur·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cross-cultural1

First recorded in 1940–45

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Example Sentences

The principle that outsiders should be welcomed and provided for was a cross-cultural theme in ancient cultures.

Day of the Dead parades follow a cross-cultural flow, embellishing Halloween stylizations of the dancing skeleton.

Nancy Snow, a professor of cross-cultural communications at California State University, Fullerton, calls it “shame jujitsu.”

With the cross-cultural humor well running dry, Tucker sends his obnoxiousness into overdrive, becoming completely unbearable.

But it seems a weird kind of cross cultural exchange has happened.

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