- the quality of being fecund; capacity, especially in female animals, of producing young in great numbers.
- fruitfulness or fertility, as of the earth.
- the capacity of abundant production: fecundity of imagination.
Origin of fecundity
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Examples from the Web for fecundity
On a stool was the unfinished model of Fecundity swathed in wet cloths.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Therefore we ask for your opinions on the question of the power of adaptation in fecundity.Freeland
Disorders of menstruation have much less influence on fecundity.The Sexual Question
Fecundity is the end he proposes, and he rewards with intoxicating delights those who contribute to the fulfilment of his designs.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete
Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
It is important to remember the distinction between "fecundity" and "fertility."The Task of Social Hygiene
- fertility; fruitfulness
- intellectual fruitfulness; creativity
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Word Origin and History for fecundity
early 15c., from Latin fecunditatem (nominative fecunditas) "fruitfulness, fertility," from fecundus (see fecund).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The capacity for producing offspring, especially in abundance.
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