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, natalitynoun

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

  2. fertility, fecunditynoun

    the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring

  3. richness, rankness, prolificacy, fertilitynoun

    the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

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

Wiktionary

  1. fertilitynoun

    The condition, or the degree, of being fertile.

    Muckspreading increases the fertility of the soil.

  2. fertilitynoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fertilitynoun

    Fecundity; abundance; fruitfulness; plenteousness.

    Etymology: fertilitas, Latin.

    I will go root away
    The noisom weeds, that without profit suck
    The soil’s fertility from wholesome flowers. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.

    Paradise itself exceeded in beauty and fertility; and these places had but a resemblance thereof. Walter Raleigh, History.

    To inundations Egypt, through which the Nile flows, and the Indies owe their extraordinary fertility, and those mighty crops they produce after these waters are withdrawn. John Woodward.

Wikipedia

  1. Fertility

    Fertility is the capability to produce offspring through reproduction following the onset of sexual maturity. The fertility rate is the average number of children born by a female during her lifetime and is quantified demographically. Fertility is addressed when there is a difficulty or an inability to reproduce naturally, which is referred to as infertility. Infertility is widespread, with fertility specialists available all over the world to assist mothers and couples who experience difficulties having a baby. Human fertility depends on factors of nutrition, sexual behaviour, consanguinity, culture, instinct, endocrinology, timing, economics, personality, way of life, and emotions. Fertility differs from fecundity, which is defined as the potential for reproduction (influenced by gamete production, fertilization and carrying a pregnancy to term). Where a woman or the lack of fertility is infertility while a lack of fecundity would be called sterility.

ChatGPT

  1. fertility

    Fertility refers to the natural capability to produce offspring. In humans and animals, it usually pertains to the ability to conceive and bear children or young. In the context of plants, it refers to the capacity to produce seeds or fruit. Additionally, it could also refer to the quality of soil to support plant growth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fertilitynoun

    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

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

Wikidata

  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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Kim Parker:

    Women are having children later. But when we look at completed fertility, we haven’t seen that they’re necessarily having fewer children, just starting later, it represents a lag, not necessarily a completely different way in approaching family life.

  2. Widney Brown:

    We want to encourage lower fertility rates but it can't be done coercively or by suppressing the growth of marginalized groups, if this bill is signed and applied selectively in areas where religious or ethnic minorities are already subjected to persistent and pervasive discrimination, we face a heightened risk of grave human rights violations.

  3. Emre Seli:

    Fertility is really an emotionally taxing issue for those who are affected by it. It is a major source of stress to want to have a child and not be able to.

  4. Peter Li:

    Since the 1980s, eating wild animals has been promoted in TCM remedies for such things as skin health, fertility, longevity and fighting cancer, and it's undoubtedly a powerful lobby.

  5. Jamie Grifo:

    So while there is a measurable decline in male fertility with age, it's very modest, whereas with women it's very clearly defined. Pretty much over the age of 44 female fertility approaches zero.

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