fecundity fecundity  /fə ˈkən dɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
  2. (n) the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
  3. (n) the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth

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Usage(s):

  1. The presence of vitamin E in the body permits fecundity; its absence causes sterility.
  2. Researchers recorded the voices of 69 women during high- and low-fertility phases and found that as fecundity climbs, so does pitch.
  3. As with Bernini or Titian, one stands in awe of his sheer fecundity.

News

  1. Fertility becomes a political qualification

    Distilled to a slogan, politics of late goes something like this: “I’m more fertile than you are.” It seems fecundity is emerging as the best argument for public office, policy or even citizenship. What was once an unconscious appraisal — Is this person strong, healthy and vital? — has morphed into the sort of explicit review one usually associates with an X rating.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Fertility rites

    WASHINGTON - Distilled to a slogan, politics of late goes something like this: "I'm more fertile than you are." It seems fecundity is emerging as the best argument for public office, policy or even citizenship. What was once an unconscious appraisal - Is this person strong, healthy...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Victorville Daily Press

Quotes

  1. Benedict said he hoped his planned visit to Valencia, Spain, in July to attend a church gathering dedicated to families would give him "an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and fecundity of the family based on marriage, its very high calling and...
    on May 21, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: 365Gay.com

  2. "The key factor is that these genes both influence homosexuality in men, higher fecundity in females and are in the maternal and not the paternal line," Andrea Camperio-Ciani, who headed the research team, said in an interview.
    on Oct 13, 2004 By: Andrea Source: ChicagoPride.com

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