Definition of fecundity in English:

fecundity

noun

mass noun
  • 1The ability to produce an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertility.

    ‘multiply mated females show increased fecundity’
    ‘age-related decline in female fecundity’
    • ‘The Kala dance features a pot symbolizing fecundity.’
    • ‘In the early decades of the last century birth control was seen as a means of population control essential for limiting the fecundity of the poor.’
    • ‘Water availability is an obvious factor affecting the fecundity of cacti.’
    • ‘Food shortage can directly influence seasonal fecundity through reduced clutch or brood size.’
    • ‘Indian goat breeds exhibit enormous variations in fecundity; production of meat, milk, and fibre; draughtability; disease resistance; and heat tolerance.’
    • ‘Low fecundity makes bird species vulnerable to decline.’
    • ‘A strong positive relationship between female body size and fecundity emerged from these data.’
    • ‘To tribal communities across the world, the tiger is the symbol of prosperity and fecundity and the essence of the feminine force.’
    • ‘Infection by sporozoites reduces the fecundity of mosquitoes.’
    • ‘Nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates fuel the extraordinary biological fecundity of the seas there.’
    1. 1.1 The ability to produce many new ideas.
      ‘the immense fecundity of his imagination made a profound impact on European literature’
      • ‘The subject of the poem is thus fairly straightforward: the creative fecundity of idleness in nature.’
      • ‘While he increasingly retreated after 1867 from politics, his intellectual fecundity remained undiminished.’
      • ‘She had a seductively energetic and infectious enthusiasm for teaching, and an incomparable fecundity of research ideas.’
      • ‘The collection of essays exemplifies the diversity and fecundity of medieval rhetorical studies.’
      • ‘What elevates the musician above other electronic artists is the fecundity of his imagination: his resourceful ability to infuse his tracks with a distinctive compositional intelligence and command.’
      • ‘The fecundity of Elizabethan language was an extraordinary phenomenon produced by an extraordinary society.’
      • ‘The piece reminds me of another composer in terms of variety of expression and overall musical fecundity.’
      • ‘The objections centered on rhetorical claims that the simplicity and uniformity of the new buildings threatened the cultural fecundity of the neighborhood.’
      • ‘A new book to be published later this month bears witness to this extraordinary intellectual fecundity and entrepreneurial zeal.’
      • ‘For a painter, who can produce storerooms of paintings; for a wordsmith, either novelist or playwright, who can offer a library of texts, fecundity is no problem.’

Pronunciation

fecundity

/fɪˈkʌndɪti/