cross-fertilisation


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Noun1.cross-fertilisation - fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation - creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
allogamy - cross-fertilization in plants
2.cross-fertilisation - interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial; "the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
interchange, reciprocation, give-and-take - mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
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This, in fact, is where the concept of cross-fertilisation comes from.
New research areas have been planned for joined up thinking and cross-fertilisation of ideas, while consulting suites will ensure that patients see all of their consultants on one day, in one area, maximising everyone's time.
New research areas have been planned for joined-up thinking and cross-fertilisation of ideas, while consulting suites will ensure patients see all their consultants on one day, in one area, maximising everyone's time.
Cross-fertilisation of flops as the old girls on ITV's dying daytime dirge welcomed ITV2's disastrous Mark Wright as their "star" guest.
Obviously, cross-fertilisation occurs and, if England embraces GM crops, then the ancient Offa's Dyke won't be able to protect the natural crops in Wales from contamination.
I am hopeful that this cross-fertilisation between public and private sectors can help keep Liverpool at the pointy end of digital innovation.
There is a lot of similarity and cross-fertilisation between racing stable and studs.
The cross-fertilisation of ideas between Australia and Europe in the 196os and beyond is also examined, as well as the recent rise of Aboriginal printmaking.
I have made lots of professional friends and hope there can be some good cross-fertilisation of ideas.
The building is designed to allow a free-flow between the workspaces, and encourage a cross-fertilisation of ideas.
Nolan said: "I don't think our Batman, our Gotham, lends itself to that kind of cross-fertilisation.