fecundity


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fe·cun·di·ty

 (fĭ-kŭn′dĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality or power of producing abundantly; fruitfulness or fertility.
2. Productive or creative power: fecundity of the mind.

fecundity

(fɪˈkʌndɪtɪ)
n
1. fertility; fruitfulness
2. intellectual fruitfulness; creativity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fecundity - the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
2.fecundity - the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
3.fecundity - the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
prolificacy, rankness, fertility, richness - the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth; "he praised the richness of the soil"; "weeds lovely in their rankness"
productiveness, productivity - the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

fecundity

noun fertility, creativity, inventiveness, fruitfulness, productiveness, fructiferousness an island famous for fecundity and profusion

fecundity

noun
Translations

fecundity

[fɪˈkʌndɪtɪ] Nfecundidad f

fecundity

n (lit, fig)Fruchtbarkeit f

fecundity

[fɪˈkʌndɪtɪ] nfecondità

fe·cun·di·ty

n. fecundidad, fertilidad.
References in classic literature ?
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
Directly this extraor- dinary growth encountered water it straightway became gigantic and of unparalleled fecundity.
Owing to occasional retrogressions, to still more frequent moral and intellectual stagnation, and to the extraordinary fecundity of the Criminal and Vagabond Classes, there is always a vast superfluity of individuals of the half degree and single degree class, and a fair abundance of Specimens up to 10 degrees.
But to the knowledge of human fecundity and sterility all the wisdom and education of your rulers will not attain; the laws which regulate them will not be discovered by an intelligence which is alloyed with sense, but will escape them, and they will bring children into the world when they ought not.
And he put it to us in this way--marking the points with a lean forefinger--as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it:) and his fecundity.
The real danger lay in the fecundity of her loins, and it was in
Milevoj (1999) and Sattar and Abro (2011) studied the effect of natural and artificial diets on fecundity and fertility of C.
2013) reported that use of norgestomet implants and FGA sponges in combination with eCG and PGF2[alpha] were effective for estrous response, onset of estrous, fecundity, prolificacy and fertility in nulliparous Saanen does at an age of 7-9 months under local conditions at the end of the transition period.
Determination of reproductive maturity and development of fecundity is rudimentary in fishery biology.
parabens, TCS, and TCC) and prospectively assessed couple fecundity, as measured by time to pregnancy (TTP) or the number of menstrual cycles required to achieve pregnancy, are lacking, and therefore serve as the motivation for this study.
shalvnius, and define the successive maturation phase so that a clear understanding on its reproductive cycle can be gained including GSI, fecundity and ova-diameter.
A study by Wisconsin and Minnesota fishery researchers in Big Crooked Lake, Wisconsin, demonstrated that age at maturity but not fecundity of walleye increased as density increased.