fertility

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noun fer·til·i·ty \(ˌ)fər-ˈti-lə-tē\

Definition of fertility

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being fertile

  2. 2 :  the birthrate of a population

Examples of fertility in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of fertility

15th century


FERTILITY Defined for English Language Learners

fertility

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Definition of fertility for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to produce young

  • : the ability to support the growth of many plants

  • : the ability to produce many ideas


FERTILITY Defined for Kids

fertility

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noun fer·til·i·ty \ˌfər-ˈti-lə-tē\

Definition of fertility for Students

  1. :  the condition of being fertile soil fertility


Medical Dictionary

fertility

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noun fer·til·i·ty \(ˌ)fər-ˈtil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of fertility

plural

fertilities

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being fertile

  2. 2:  the birthrate of a population—compare mortality 2b



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