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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The chairman of ADS in the state, Alhaji Saliu Owolabi, described the meeting as an avenue to foster unity and cross-fertilisation of ideas about the growth and development of the organisation.
The prize, which is given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, celebrates 'the cultural cross-fertilisation of the Greek and English-speaking worlds'.
Summary: London [United Kingdom], May 2 (ANI): An expert on South Asia has claimed that the British leadership of the late 1970s and early 1980s and not the 9/11 tragedy was primarily responsible for the cross-fertilisation of violent extremism across the world.
"This exhibition combines the Arab and Persian cultures through their majestic and their value, translated into cross-fertilisation between the two cultures," the artist pointed out.
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.
"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.