HyperDic: cross-fertilization

English > 2 senses of the word cross-fertilization:
NOUNeventcross-fertilization, cross-fertilisationfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
actcross-fertilization, cross-fertilisationinterchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial
English > cross-fertilization: 2 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species.
Synonymcross-fertilisation
Narrowerallogamycross-fertilization in plants
Broaderfertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes
Oppositeself-fertilization, self-fertilisationfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
Spanishfertilización cruzada
Catalanfertilització creuada
Verbscross-fertilizecause to undergo cross-fertilization
cross-fertilizeundergo cross-fertilization
English > cross-fertilization: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningInterchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial.
Example"the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
Synonymcross-fertilisation
Broaderinterchange, reciprocation, give-and-takemutual interaction
Spanishfertilización cruzada
Catalanfertilització creuada

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