fertility

  • 1 Fertility — is the natural capability of giving life. As a measure, Fertility Rate is the number of children born per couple, person or population. This is different from fecundity, which is defined as the potential for reproduction (influenced by gamete… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 fertility — fertility, fertility rate The actual level of childbearing of an individual or population. There are different ways of measuring the fertility of a population. The simplest measure, the crude birth rate , relates the number of live births in a… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 3 Fertility — Fer*til i*ty, n. [L. fertilitas: cf. F. fertilit[ e].] The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as, the fertility of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 fertility — early 15c., from M.Fr. fertilité, from L. fertilitatem (nom. fertilitas) fruitfulness, fertility, from fertilis (see FERTILE (Cf. fertile)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fertility — fertility. См. фертильность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 6 fertility — index maternity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 fertility — fruitfulness, fecundity, prolificacy (see under FERTILE) Antonyms: infertility, sterility Contrasted words: impotence or impotency, barrenness, unfruitfulness (see corresponding adjectives at STERILE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 fertility — [n] readiness to bear, produce abundance, copiousness, fecundity, feracity, fruitfulness, generative capacity, gravidity, luxuriance, plentifulness, potency, pregnancy, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, prolificity, puberty, pubescence,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 fertility — [fər til′ə tē] n. 1. the quality, state, or degree of being fertile; fecundity 2. the birthrate of a given population …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 fertility — fer|til|i|ty [ fɜr tıləti ] noun uncount * 1. ) the ability of the soil to produce a lot of good crops or plants: measures to improve the fertility of the soil 2. ) a woman s ability to have babies: Utah has the highest fertility rate in the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 fertility */ — UK [fɜː(r)ˈtɪlətɪ] / US [fɜrˈtɪlətɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the ability of the soil to produce a lot of good crops or plants measures to improve the fertility of the soil 2) a) a woman s ability to have babies Utah has the highest fertility rate… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 fertility —    The central theory of *Frazer s The Golden Bough was that much European folklore preserved rituals from archaic vegetation cults, in which men and women ensured fertility of trees and crops by having sexual intercourse at seasonal festivals;… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 13 fertility — /feuhr til i tee/, n. 1. the state or quality of being fertile. 2. Biol. the ability to produce offspring; power of reproduction: the amazing fertility of rabbits. 3. the birthrate of a population. 4. (of soil) the capacity to supply nutrients in …

    Universalium

  • 14 fertility — noun Fertility is used before these nouns: ↑clinic, ↑god, ↑goddess, ↑problem, ↑rate, ↑ritual, ↑specialist, ↑symbol, ↑treatment Fertility is used after these nouns: ↑soil …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 fertility — noun /fɚːˈtɪləti/ a) The condition, or the degree of being fertile. Muckspreadng increases the fertility of the soil. b) The birthrate of a population; the number of live births per 1000 people per year. Ant …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 Fertility — The ability to conceive and have children, the ability to become pregnant through normal sexual activity. Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. Infertility is on the rise in… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 fertility — noun (U) 1 the ability of the land or soil to produce good crops: loss of soil fertility 2 the ability of a person, animal, or plant to produce babies, young animals, or seeds …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 fertility — [fɜːˈtɪləti] noun [U] 1) the ability of the soil to produce a lot of good crops or plants 2) a woman s ability to have babies Ant: infertility fertility treatment[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 fertility — vaisingumas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmų gebėjimas vesti gyvybingus palikuonis. atitikmenys: angl. fecundity; fertility; fruitfulness; productivity vok. Ergiebigkeit, f; Fertilität, f; Fruchtbarkeit, f rus.… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 20 fertility — vaisingumas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Paveldimas organizmo gebėjimas produkuoti gyvybingus palikuonis. atitikmenys: angl. fertility rus. плодовитость; фертильность ryšiai: sinonimas – fertilumas …

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