from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pollinate (a flower) by means of cross-pollination.
- transitive v. To influence or inspire (another), especially in a reciprocal manner.
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- v. To pollinate using cross-pollination
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to fertilize by transfering pollen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fertilize by transfering pollen
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I see nothing wrong with individuals or groups of either society who wish to cross-pollinate their beliefs and customs for their own benefit, but why does it require a movement?
In return bees inadvertently carry electro-charged pollen from one flower to the next and cross-pollinate the lions share of plants around the globe.
So he engages in what he calls transactional creation, whereby people freely exchange ideas and images that cross-pollinate and result in works that are in effect time-release collaborations.
It opened days after her marriage to Mr. Hilton, a hint of how her private and public lives would cross-pollinate for decades to come.
"I needed new ideas, to branch out and cross-pollinate," she said.
Do you have a list of directors and a list of bands, and then cross-pollinate them?
We asked one of the fellows, Earl Dax—whose grant-winning party took dozens of performance artists on the road in order to "cross-pollinate" New York ideas with those derived in other East Coast cities—to provide us with a budget reflecting his expenses.
He's a highly proficient networker who's always looking for ways to cross-pollinate the creative minds he meets online, in his business ventures and in the music industry—vital abilities all for becoming famous in 2011.
Chicago/America we your children are born to inter-sect, cross-pollinate and miscegenate blur all neighborhood fences ever erected, we concentrate in attention delirium cuz there is a city
It is specifically because Im a carrier of raconteurs disease, in its most virulent form, that I have come to realize that one can never really cross-pollinate the act of live storytelling with its literary reflection.
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