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cross-pollination

the transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another by the action of wind, insects, etc., with the subsequent formation of pollen tubes. Compare SELF-POLLINATION. see POLLINATION.
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There is a tremendous opportunity to cross-pollinate our capabilities and expertise across our combined client base, and this also creates wonderful opportunities for our employees.
Since most "friends" on Facebook represent weak ties, these acquaintances cross-pollinate "novel information" from one cluster to another.
The seventv-seven-vear-old artist has continued to cross-pollinate these two time-based media throughout her career, liberating bodies from the dramatic strictures of virtuoso performance to cultivate, instead, the wide range of temporalities and rhythms that the body produces of its own accord.
We're on the same label so we were trying to cross-pollinate that.
However, species with "perfect" flowers--those that include both female and male (stigma and stamen) parts--are less likely to cross-pollinate with others in the same species and need not be grown in total isolation.
AaAa "The dramatic new airport terminal is an example of how Modernism and traditional Islamic architecture have begun to cross-pollinate," said the magazine in its January issue, noting that the building's massive concrete rhombuses structure is softened by the exquisite arabesque patterns on its glass skin.
In his work, ethnic, racial and sexual identities are fluid, and the cultures that stir within the American melting pot alternately do battle and cross-pollinate.
His wide network of contacts, which he began amassing through his Gay Youth Against Discrimination work, has allowed him to cross-pollinate his twin passions: social issues and socializing.
GM crops are considered by many scientists and environmentalists to be a threat to biodiversity because, if not carefully contained, they can cross-pollinate with local species and effectively eliminate them in their original form.
We have also found that this effect is heightened when members cross-pollinate by participating in multiple communities (e.
Finance has become a place where business strategy, process and information combine and cross-pollinate," Booz Allen says.
But critics worry that GM plants may bring new types of food allergies, cross-pollinate with other plants with disastrous results, or harm wildlife.