intercultural

adjective
in·​ter·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌin-tər-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce intercultural (audio) , -ˈkəl-chə- \
variants: or less commonly inter-cultural

Definition of intercultural

1 : occurring between or involving two or more cultures (see culture entry 1 sense 5b) intercultural differences an intercultural gathering
2 : occurring during the growing period between sowing and harvesting intercultural operations including weeding, pruning, and fertilizing
3 of a crop : cultivated between the rows of another crop intercultural beans

Other Words from intercultural

interculturally \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē How to pronounce intercultural (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ or less commonly inter-culturally adverb
In transcription, the concerns of most scholars have led to the emphasis of interculturally relevant over culture-specific content. — Ter Ellingson

First Known Use of intercultural

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about intercultural

Time Traveler for intercultural

Time Traveler

The first known use of intercultural was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Statistics for intercultural

Cite this Entry

“Intercultural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intercultural. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

Comments on intercultural

What made you want to look up intercultural? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!