Definition of Fertility

1. Noun. The ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year.

Exact synonyms: Birth Rate, Birthrate, Fertility Rate, Natality
Generic synonyms: Rate



2. Noun. The state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring.
Exact synonyms: Fecundity
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Attributes: Fertile, Infertile, Sterile, Unfertile
Derivative terms: Fecund, Fertile, Fertile
Antonyms: Infertility

3. Noun. The property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth. "Weeds lovely in their rankness"
Exact synonyms: Prolificacy, Rankness, Richness
Generic synonyms: Fecundity, Fruitfulness
Derivative terms: Fertile, Rank, Rank, Rich, Rich, Rich

Definition of Fertility

1. n. 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.

Definition of Fertility

1. Noun. The condition, or the degree, of being fertile. ¹

2. Noun. The birthrate of a population; the number of live births per 1000 people per year. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fertility

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Fertility

1. The capacity to conceive or induce conception and thus generate offspring. (12 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fertility

fertilenesses
fertiler
fertilest
fertilisable
fertilisation
fertilisations
fertilise
fertilised
fertiliser
fertilisers
fertilises
fertilising
fertilitate
fertilities
fertility (current term)
fertility agents
fertility drug
fertility drugs
fertility rate
fertility ratio
fertility vitamin
fertilizable
fertilization age
fertilization in vitro
fertilizations

Literary usage of Fertility

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"Note on the fertility of different Breeds of Sheep, with Remarks on the ... The importance of fertility as a factor in the survival of a species is ..."

2. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1887)
"It is unfortunate how few precise observations have been made on the fertility of mongrel animals and plants during several successive generations. ..."

3. Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo (1903)
"Diminish this plenty, diminish the fertility of the soil, and the excess will ... l Are there no circumstance* under which the fertility of the land, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Predicting the fertility of young women is always precarious, but it se:ms likely to us that, under the assumption of perfect contraception, the ultimate ..."

5. Population Profile of the U.S., 1997 by Andrea Curry, Karen Mills, Janice Valdisera (2000)
"fertility In 1995, there were 60.2 million women of childbearing age (15 to 44 years); the average number of children ever bom to these women was 1.2 each. ..."

6. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Darwin (1876)
"fertility of plants of crossed and self-fertilised parentage, both lots being fertilised in the same manner—fertility of the ..."

7. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"It is unfortunate how few precise observations have been made on the fertility of mongrel animals and plants during several successive generations. ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"Initial fertility in twins at different ages. By a comparison between two sets of fertile women, the one bearing single children, the other bearing twins, ..."

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