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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.

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. Sajal Gupta:

    Couples suffering from infertility need to exercise caution especially if they are residing in areas with high ambient particulate matter, relocating to areas with low contamination of particulate matter is an alternative to prevent adverse impact on fertility.

  2. Aimee Eyvazzadeh:

    I want the same number of people that know about 23andMe to get their fertility checked.

  3. Silvana Condemi:

    The disappearance of the Neanderthals was probably due to a slight decline in the fertility among the youngest women, this is a phenomenon that is limited in scope that, over time, had an impact.

  4. 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.

  5. Fabrice Lenglart:

    France finds itself in the middle ground of European countries, but it also is in a peculiar position, 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.

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