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crosscurrent

[kraws-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a current, as in a stream, moving across the main current.
2.
Often, crosscurrents. a conflicting tendency or movement.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; cross- + current
Related forms
crosscurrented, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cross current

crosscurrent

/ˈkrɒsˌkʌrənt/
noun
1.
a current in a river or sea flowing across another current
2.
a conflicting tendency moving counter to the usual trend
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