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 interculturally (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

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“Intercultural.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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