from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To undergo or cause to undergo cross-fertilization.
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- v. To undergo (or cause to undergo) cross-fertilization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fertilize, as the stigmas of a flower or plant, with the pollen from another individual of the same species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fertilize, as the ovules of one flower, by the pollen of another flower.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to undergo cross-fertilization
- v. undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
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It remains eminently possible, if not likely, that Saltz's print publications and online presence will cross-fertilize and establish a healthy and sustainable equilibrium.
When there are hundreds of companies around, with workers more likely to change jobs, ideas can cross-fertilize.
Mike Moorcock has said that one of his ambitions for New Worlds was to cross-fertilize the popular and literary traditions.
Adams is deeply interested in the broader musical dimensions of culture, how pop music and classical music coexist and sometimes cross-fertilize, how composers need audience feedback, how musical generations succeed one another and how some artists will fight quixotic battles to their dying day, holding true to avant-garde orthodoxy no matter how isolating it is.
The two genres don't play off each other or give each other a fresh spin; they awkwardly coincide and never truly cross-fertilize.
That all the fruit here is exceptionally tasty was noted by the Australians, who have taken scions from Kyrgyz apples to propagate and cross-fertilize with their own.
They are willing to switch parties and cross-fertilize for someone they think is telling the truth.
Here's an exception I'd like to share - a seriously misjudged attempt to cross-fertilize genres.
In the distant years after these first years, the tribes will grow more numerous and come together, and cross-fertilize in body and in mind.
This, like anything, is a strength as well as a weakness; a strength in the sense of being able to cross-fertilize artistic ideas, and a weakness in the sense of being an artistic jack of all trades, master of none.