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
the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
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"
The condition, or the degree, of being fertile.
Muckspreading increases the fertility of the soil.
The birthrate of a population; the number of live births per 1000 people per year.
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
Origin: [L. fertilitas: cf. F. fertilit.]
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
The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'fertility' in Nouns Frequency: #2676
The numerical value of fertility in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fertility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of fertility in a Sentence
The government-run fertility clinics are far from enough.
I wouldn’t even know how to counsel a patient based on that fertility score.
The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.
I want the same number of people that know about 23andMe to get their fertility checked.
It turns out that the sound of a person's voice is related to their health, their fertility.
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Translations for fertility
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- frugtbarhed, fertilitetDanish
- la fertilitéFrench
- vaislība, auglīgums, auglība, vaislīgumsLatvian
- плодородие, плодовитость, рождаемость, фертильностьRussian
- Sinh sảnVietnamese
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