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fertility (n.)

mid-15c., fertilite, from Old French fertilité, from Latin fertilitatem (nominative fertilitas) "fruitfulness, fertility," from fertilis "fruitful, productive" (see fertile).

updated on October 09, 2020

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Definitions of fertility from WordNet

fertility (n.)
the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year;
Synonyms: birthrate / birth rate / fertility rate / natality
fertility (n.)
the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring;
Synonyms: fecundity
fertility (n.)
the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth;
Synonyms: richness / rankness / prolificacy
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