Definition of crosscurrent
1 : a current running counter to the general forward direction
2 : a conflicting tendency —usually used in plural political crosscurrents
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These crosscurrents of connection add up to a consonance that might almost be mythic.
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CROSSCURRENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crosscurrent for English Language Learners
: a current of water that flows against or across the main current
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