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fertility

noun fer·til·i·ty \(ˌ)fər-ˈti-lə-tē\

: the ability to produce young

: the ability to support the growth of many plants

: the ability to produce many ideas

Full Definition of FERTILITY

1
:  the quality or state of being fertile
2
:  the birthrate of a population
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Examples of FERTILITY

  1. She studied the effects of pollution on the fertility of the local fish population.
  2. The doctor ordered a test of his fertility.
  3. The area is known for its soil fertility.
  4. the fertility of his imagination

First Known Use of FERTILITY

15th century
FERTILITY Defined for Kids

fertility

noun fer·til·i·ty \ˌfər-ˈti-lə-tē\

Definition of FERTILITY for Kids

:  the condition of being fertile <soil fertility>
Medical Dictionary

fertility

noun fer·til·i·ty \(ˌ)fər-ˈtil-ət-ē\
plural fer·til·i·ties

Medical Definition of FERTILITY

1
:  the quality or state of being fertile
2
:  the birthrate of a population—compare mortality 2b

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