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culture shocknoun [U]

 us   /ˈkʌl·tʃər ˌʃɑk/
a ​feeling of ​confusion that ​results from ​suddenly experiencing a culture with ​customs that are not ​familiar to you
(Definition of culture shock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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culture shocknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​feeling of confusion ​felt by someone visiting a country or ​place that they do not know: It was a ​realculture shock to ​find herself in London after ​living on a ​small island.
(Definition of culture shock from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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