What does fertility mean?

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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. Akram Muhammad Mahmud:

    All these years later, thank God I am much better, but the effects of the chemical weapons are still here, women's fertility has been largely affected, many miscarry their babies even all these years later.

  2. George Sand:

    It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.

  3. Margarett Shnorhavorian:

    All patients – not just those without children – should have discussions about fertility preservation.

  4. Lauren Manaker:

    When equal efforts are made about enhancing fertility, couples appear to have an easier time getting pregnant, it also sets the tone for the pregnancy -- that you are a team. You are equal partners. It starts the whole process on a nice foot.

  5. Wei Siang Yu:

    The government-run fertility clinics are far from enough.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. tenebrous
    • B. askant
    • C. repugnant
    • D. irascible

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