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English noun: cross-fertilisation

1. cross-fertilisation (event) fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species


Synonymscross-fertilization


Broader (hypernym)fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation


Narrower (hyponym)allogamy


Antonymsself-fertilisation, self-fertilization

2. cross-fertilisation (act) interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial


SamplesThe cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts.


Synonymscross-fertilization


Broader (hypernym)give-and-take, interchange, reciprocation









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