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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fer·til·i·ty /(ˌ)fɝˈtɪləti/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fer·til·i·ty /(ˌ)fɝˈtɪlətɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fer·til·i·ty n.  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. fertility of resource.”
 And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps
 Corrupting in its own fertility.   --Shak.
 Thy very weeds are beautiful; thy waste
 More rich than other climes' fertility.   --Byron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the ratio of live births in an area to the population of
           that area; expressed per 1000 population per year [syn:
           birthrate, birth rate, fertility rate, natality]
      2: the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
         [syn: fecundity] [ant: sterility]
      3: the property of producing abundantly and sustaining growth;
         "he praised the richness of the soil" [syn: richness, prolificacy]