Definition of fecundity in English:



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’
    • ‘Water availability is an obvious factor affecting the fecundity of cacti.’
    • ‘Indian goat breeds exhibit enormous variations in fecundity; production of meat, milk, and fibre; draughtability; disease resistance; and heat tolerance.’
    • ‘A strong positive relationship between female body size and fecundity emerged from these data.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Food shortage can directly influence seasonal fecundity through reduced clutch or brood size.’
    • ‘To tribal communities across the world, the tiger is the symbol of prosperity and fecundity and the essence of the feminine force.’
    • ‘Nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates fuel the extraordinary biological fecundity of the seas there.’
    • ‘Infection by sporozoites reduces the fecundity of mosquitoes.’
    • ‘Low fecundity makes bird species vulnerable to decline.’
    • ‘The Kala dance features a pot symbolizing fecundity.’
    1. 1.1 The ability to produce many new ideas.
      ‘the immense fecundity of his imagination made a profound impact on European literature’
      • ‘The piece reminds me of another composer in terms of variety of expression and overall musical fecundity.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She had a seductively energetic and infectious enthusiasm for teaching, and an incomparable fecundity of research ideas.’
      • ‘The subject of the poem is thus fairly straightforward: the creative fecundity of idleness in nature.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The fecundity of Elizabethan language was an extraordinary phenomenon produced by an extraordinary society.’
      • ‘A new book to be published later this month bears witness to this extraordinary intellectual fecundity and entrepreneurial zeal.’
      • ‘The collection of essays exemplifies the diversity and fecundity of medieval rhetorical studies.’
      • ‘While he increasingly retreated after 1867 from politics, his intellectual fecundity remained undiminished.’
      • ‘The objections centered on rhetorical claims that the simplicity and uniformity of the new buildings threatened the cultural fecundity of the neighborhood.’