Definition of cross-current noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkrɒs kʌrənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɔːs kɜːrənt//
    Coastlines and the sea
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  1. 1a current of water in a river or in the sea that flows across the main current See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2[usually plural] (formal) a set of beliefs or ideas that are different from others, especially from those that most people hold
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cross-current