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English definition of “fertility”

fertility

noun [U] uk   /fəˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /fɚˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/

fertility noun [U] (PEOPLE/ANIMALS/PLANTS)

(of animals and plants) the quality of being able to produce young or fruit: a fertility symbol declining fertility ratesAnimal reproduction

fertility noun [U] (LAND)

(of land) the quality of producing a large number of good quality crops: the fertility of the soilFertile or infertile land

fertility noun [U] (IMAGINATION)

literary (of the mind or imagination) the quality of producing a lot of unusual and interesting ideasImagining and conceiving
(Definition of fertility from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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