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Fertility definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FERTIL'ITY, n. [L. fertilitas.]
1. Fruitfulness; the quality of producing fruit in abundance; as the fertility of land, ground, soil, fields and meadows.
2. Richness; abundant resources; fertile invention; as the fertility of genius, of fancy or imagination.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year [syn: birthrate, birth rate, fertility, fertility rate, natality]
2: the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring [syn: fertility, fecundity] [ant: infertility, sterility]
3: the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth; "he praised the richness of the soil"; "weeds lovely in their rankness" [syn: richness, rankness, prolificacy, fertility]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being fertile 2. the birthrate of a population

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fertility 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see fertile

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Fecundity, fertileness. 2. Fruitfulness, productiveness, plenteousness, exuberance, luxuriance, abundance, richness.

Moby Thesaurus

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