fertility

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French fertilité, from Latin fertilitas.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /fɝˈtɪləti/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪti

NounEdit

fertility (countable and uncountable, plural fertilities)

  1. (uncountable) The condition, or the degree, of being fertile.
    Muckspreading increases the fertility of the soil.
  2. (countable) The birthrate of a population; the number of live births per 1000 people per year.
  3. The average number of births per woman within a population.

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