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fer·til·i·ty

 (fər-tĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The condition, quality, or degree of being fertile.
2. The birthrate of a population.

fertility

(fɜːˈtɪlɪtɪ)
n
1. (Zoology) the ability to produce offspring, esp abundantly
2. the state or quality of being fertile

fer•til•i•ty

(fərˈtɪl ɪ ti)

n.
1. the state or quality of being fertile.
2. the ability to produce offspring; power of reproduction.
3. the birthrate of a population.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fertility - the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
2.fertility - 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
infertility, sterility - the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
3.fertility - the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth; "he praised the richness of the soil"; "weeds lovely in their rankness"
fruitfulness, fecundity - the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth

fertility

noun
1. fruitfulness, abundance, richness, fecundity, luxuriance, productiveness He brought large sterile acreages back to fertility.
2. ability to conceive, potency, ability to have children, ability to have babies, ability to have young Pregnancy is the only sure test for fertility.

fertility

noun
Translations
خِصْب، خُصوبه، إخْصاب
plodnostúrodnost
frodighedfrugtbarhed
frjósemi
plodnosťúrodnosť

fertility

[fəˈtɪlɪtɪ]
A. N [of land, woman, animal] → fertilidad f
B. CPD fertility drug Nmedicamento m para el tratamiento de la infertilidad
fertility rite Nrito m de fertilidad
fertility treatment Ntratamiento m contra la esterilidad

fertility

[fɜːrˈtɪlɪti] n
[soil] → fertilité f
[woman, animal] → fécondité f fertility symbolfertility clinic ncentre m de procréation médicalement assistéefertility drug nmédicament m contre la stérilitéfertility symbol nsymbole m de féconditéfertility treatment ntraitement m de l'infertilité f

fertility

n (lit, fig)Fruchtbarkeit f; (of soil, seed also)Ergiebigkeit f; (fig, of mind, brain) → Produktivität f

fertility

:
fertility cult
nFruchtbarkeitskult m
fertility drug
nFruchtbarkeitspille f
fertility symbol
nFruchtbarkeitssymbol nt

fertility

[fəˈtɪlɪtɪ] n (see adj) → fertilità, fecondità

fertile

(ˈfəːtail) adjective
1. producing a lot. fertile fields; a fertile mind/imagination.
2. able to produce fruit, children, young animals etc. fertile seed.
ferˈtility (-ˈti-) noun
the state or condition of being fertile.
fertilize, fertilise (-ti-) verb
to make fertile. He fertilized his fields with manure; An egg must be fertilized before it can develop.
ˌfertiliˈzation, ˌfertiliˈsation noun
ˈfertilizer, ˈfertiliser (-ti-) noun
a substance (manure, chemicals etc) used to make land (more) fertile.

fer·til·i·ty

n. fertilidad, fecundidad.
References in classic literature ?
Rivers abound, it is true; but this region is nearly destitute of brooks and the smaller water courses, which tend so much to comfort and fertility.
The extent of their experience is pleasantly balanced by the fertility of their imagination.
Extensive plains likewise occur among the higher regions of the mountains, of considerable fertility.
In the four succeeding chapters, the most apparent and gravest difficulties on the theory will be given: namely, first, the difficulties of transitions, or in understanding how a simple being or a simple organ can be changed and perfected into a highly developed being or elaborately constructed organ; secondly the subject of Instinct, or the mental powers of animals, thirdly, Hybridism, or the infertility of species and the fertility of varieties when intercrossed; and fourthly, the imperfection of the Geological Record.
The land, as in Chile, owes its fertility entirely to artificial irrigation; and it is really wonderful to observe how extraordinarily productive a barren traversia is thus rendered.
As the empire of the Abyssins terminates at these deserts, and as I have followed the course of the Nile no farther, I here leave it to range over barbarous kingdoms, and convey wealth and plenty into Egypt, which owes to the annual inundations of this river its envied fertility.
And looking across space with instruments, and intelligences such as we have scarcely dreamed of, they see, at its nearest distance only 35,000,000 of miles sunward of them, a morning star of hope, our own warmer planet, green with vegetation and grey with water, with a cloudy atmosphere eloquent of fertility, with glimpses through its drifting cloud wisps of broad stretches of populous country and narrow, navy-crowded seas.
They now traversed a gently undulating country, of such fertility that it excited the rapturous admiration of two of the captain's followers, a Kentuckian and a native of Ohio.
We have traditions among us of the enjoyments of our predecessors, as they rioted in the fertility of their cis-atlantic field; a happy company of thriving and luxuriant plants.
The country over which they were passing was remarkable for its fertility.
And this is the dissolution:-- In plants that grow in the earth, as well as in animals that move on the earth's surface, fertility and sterility of soul and body occur when the circumferences of the circles of each are completed, which in short-lived existences pass over a short space, and in long-lived ones over a long space.
When the pathless forest that still covered this wild principality should give place--as it inevitably must, though perhaps not till ages hence--to the golden fertility of human culture, it would be the source of incalculable wealth to the Pyncheon blood.