fer·til·i·ty /(ˌ)fɝˈtɪlətɪ/ 名詞
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.
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]