Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
cross-cultural \cross-cultural\ adj. dealing with or comparing two or more cultures; as, a cross-cultural survey.
a. Between two or more cultures; intercultural.
adj. dealing with or comparing two or more cultures; "a cross-cultural survey"
Cross-cultural may refer to:
- cross-cultural studies, a comparative tendency in various fields of cultural analysis
- cross-cultural communication, a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate
- any of various forms of interactivity between members of disparate cultural groups (see also cross-cultural communication, interculturalism, intercultural relations, hybridity, cosmopolitanism, transculturation)
- the discourse concerning cultural interactivity, sometimes referred to as cross-culturalism (See also multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, transculturation, cultural diversity)
Usage examples of "cross-cultural".
The same doctors who listen to Continuing Medical Education audiocassettes on their car stereos, intent on keeping up with every innovation that might improve their outcome statistics, may regard cross-cultural medicine as a form of political bamboozlement, an assault on their rationality rather than a potentially lifesaving therapy.
All of them had spent hundreds of hours dissecting cadavers, and could distinguish at a glance between the ligament of Hesselbach and the ligament of Treitz, but none of them had had a single hour of instruction in cross-cultural medicine.
British military symbol re-purposed by postwar style-warriors, and recontextualized again, here, via cross-cultural echo.
Given a story about an ambassador's lady addicted to drugs or a wealthy senior bureaucrat who preferred cross-cultural divertissements, his eyes glistened and his cheeks flushed.
Of course, it had taken considerable efforts in translations and cross-cultural studies to explain the word peace to all the several species.
But to the extent that the contemplative endeavor discloses universal aspects of the Kosmos, then the deep structures of the contemplative traditions (but not their surface structures) would be expected to show cross-cultural similarities at the various levels of depth created/disclosed by the meditative injunctions and paradigms.
A cross-cultural survey of the mythologies of mankind, consequently, will have to note not only universals but also the transformations of those common themes in the ranges of their occurrence.
Attempts to show that Begi was in fact a solar myth originating in latitudes where seasons are marked enough to foster concepts of death and rebirth of the sun are tantalising, but fruitless in the absence of any other than oral evidence, though it is highly possible that prehistoric cross-cultural interaction provided some elements of the Begi myth which has descended to us.
Not with Valiha already mooning over him, Cirocco held at bay only by the effects of her megahangover, and—Gaby was beginning to suspect—even Robin showing signs of willingness to experiment in cross-cultural exploration.