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Meaning of FECUNDITY

Pronunciation:  fi'kunditee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
  2. [n]  the intellectual fruitfulness of a creative imagination
  3. [n]  the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring

FECUNDITY is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fertility, fruitfulness, fruitfulness
 Antonyms: aridity, barrenness, fruitlessness, infertility, sterility
 See Also: creativeness, creativity, fertility, physiological condition, physiological state, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, quality, richness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fe*cun"di*ty\, n. [L. fecunditas: cf. F.
f['e]condit['e]. See {Fecund}.]
1. The quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness;
   especially (Biol.), the quality in female organisms of
   reproducing rapidly and in great numbers.

2. The power of germinating; as in seeds.

3. The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility;
   richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative
   power. --Bentley.

Biology Dictionary
  1. A measure of fertility, such as sperm count or egg count.
  2. Fertility; the number of live offspring produced by an organism.