Meaning of “culture shock” in the English Dictionary

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"culture shock" in American English

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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)

"culture shock" in Business English

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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 real culture 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)