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Meaning of FERTILITY

Pronunciation:  fur'tilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the property of producing abundantly and sustaining growth; "he praised the richness of the soil"
  2. [n]  the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
  3. [n]  the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
 

FERTILITY is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: birth rate, birthrate, fecundity, fertility rate, natality, prolificacy, richness
 
 Antonyms: infertility, sterility
 
 See Also: fecundity, fruitfulness, physiological condition, physiological state, rate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fer*til"i*ty\, n. [L. fertilitas: cf. F.
fertilit['e].]
The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful;
fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance
of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as,
the fertility of soil, or of imagination. ``fertility of
resource.'' --E. Everett.

      And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps Corrupting in
      its own fertility.                       --Shak.

      Thy very weeds are beautiful; thy waste More rich than
      other climes' fertility.                 --Byron.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The ability to produce children.
 
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