cross–cultural

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adjective cross–cul·tur·al \ˈkrȯs-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\

Definition of cross–cultural

  1. :  dealing with or offering comparison between two or more different cultures or cultural areas

cross–culturally

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Did You Know?

If you've ever traveled in a foreign country, you've found yourself making some cross-cultural comparisons: Why are huge family dinners so much more common in Italy than back home? Why do Mexican teenagers seem to play with their little relatives so much more than teenagers in the U.S.? Cross-cultural analysis has produced extremely interesting data about such things as the effects of various nations' diets on their populations' health. Though cross-cultural was originally used by anthropologists to refer to research comparing aspects of different cultures, it's also often used to describe the reality that lots of us face daily while simply walking the streets of a big American city.

Circa 1942

First Known Use of cross–cultural

circa 1942


CROSS–CULTURAL Defined for English Language Learners

cross–cultural

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adjective cross–cul·tur·al \ˈkrȯs-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\

Definition of cross–cultural for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or involving two or more different cultures or countries


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