fertility

Fertility is the ability to have babies or to reproduce. When fertility rates in a community increase, more babies are born.

Fertility is the quality of a human's ability to produce offspring, which is dependent on age, health, and other factors. The noun can also refer to the state of a plant or animal's being capable of reproduction. When you hear about "fertility rates," it means the number of births that happen during a certain time period in a specific location. The Latin root word is fertilis, "bearing in abundance or fruitful," from ferre, "to bear."

Primary Meanings of fertility

1.
n
the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
2.
n
the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
Full Definitions of fertility
1

n the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring

Synonyms:
fecundity
Antonyms:
infertility, sterility
the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
Type of:
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

n the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year

Synonyms:
birth rate, birthrate, fertility rate, natality
Type of:
rate
a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
2

n the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

Synonyms:
prolificacy, rankness, richness
Type of:
fecundity, fruitfulness
the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth

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