What does fertility mean?

Definitions for fertility
fərˈtɪl ɪ tifer·til·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birthrate, birth rate, fertility, fertility rate, natality(noun)

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

  2. fertility, fecundity(noun)

    the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring

  3. richness, rankness, prolificacy, fertility(noun)

    the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

    "he praised the richness of the soil"; "weeds lovely in their rankness"


  1. fertility(Noun)

    The condition, or the degree, of being fertile.

    Muckspreading increases the fertility of the soil.

  2. fertility(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fertility(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. fertilitas: cf. F. fertilit.]


  1. Fertility

    Fertility is the natural human capability of producing offspring. As a measure, "fertility rate" is the number of children born per couple, person or population. Fertility differs from fecundity, which is defined as the potential for reproduction. A lack of fertility is infertility while a lack of fecundity would be called sterility. Human fertility depends on factors of nutrition, sexual behavior, culture, instinct, endocrinology, timing, economics, way of life, and emotions.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fertility

    The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.

Editors Contribution

  1. fertility

    Healthy ovum produced by a female to create an offspring.

    Female ovum fertility is important to create a child.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  
  2. fertility

    Healthy sperm produced by a male to create an offspring.

    Male fertility is important to create a child.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  
  3. fertility

    The ability and quality of being fertile and to create an offspring.

    They are clearly fertile with the joy of a new baby on the way, amazing news.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fertility' in Nouns Frequency: #2676

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertility in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fertility in a Sentence

  1. Mary Jane Minkin:

    But certain fertility treatments contain hCG, which can lead to a false positive, it can be really tough, especially when you really want to get pregnant, to find out that you’re actually not.

  2. Richard Quinton:

    That's why the testes hang down away from the body and have their own special blood cooling system, it's been standard advice given to men in fertility clinics throughout the world that they wear loose fitting underwear and avoid taking hot baths. This study validates some of this advice in a much more rigorous and evidence-based manner.

  3. Fabrice Lenglart:

    Although it's in the lower average when it comes to the impact of the crisis on the labor market, France is doing much better in terms of health spending and fertility.

  4. Nandita Saikia:

    The sustained fertility decline currently observed in north India is likely to lead to a reduction in postnatal discrimination. Unless son preference diminishes, lower fertility, however, might bring about a rise in gender-biased sex selection.

  5. Lauren Manaker:

    The Mediterranean diet incorporates so many foods that have independently been studied and have been shown to correlate with male fertility parameters.

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