Definition of Crosscurrent

1. Noun. A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current.

Exact synonyms: Countercurrent, Rip, Riptide, Tide Rip
Generic synonyms: Turbulence, Turbulency



2. Noun. Actions counter to the main group activity. "Political crosscurrents disrupted the conference"
Exact synonyms: Countercurrent
Generic synonyms: Strife

Definition of Crosscurrent

1. Noun. (nautical) A turbulent stretch of water caused by multiple currents. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A situation in which there are conflicting opinions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crosscurrent

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crosscurrent

crosschecking
crosschecks
crossclaim
crossclaimed
crossclaiming
crossclaims
crosscorrelation
crosscorrelations
crosscoupled
crosscoupling
crosscouplings
crosscourt
crosscultural
crossculturally
crosscurrent (current term)
crosscurrents
crosscut
crosscut saw
crosscut saws
crosscuts
crosscutting
crosscuttings
crossdisciplinary
crossdress
crossdresser
crossdressers
crosse
crossectional
crossed

Literary usage of Crosscurrent

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1. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the by Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson (1885)
"If the jury believe from the evidence that there was a crosscurrent in the Missouri River setting out from the south shore thereof, near where the pontoons ..."

2. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1918)
"... failures and of establishing a satisfactory basis for obviating abnormal crosscurrent flow. 9 The subject will be treated in the following order, viz. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1919)
"... crosscurrent so created can be materially reduced by varying the voltage with changes in load transmitted through the use of taps on the line ..."

4. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1918)
"... velocity increment that the crosscurrent pull could produce when acting alone. 68 The corresponding maximum linear armature-displacement shift resulting ..."

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