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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fecundity  \Fe*cun"di*ty\,  n.  [L.  fecunditas:  cf  F. 
  f['e]condit['e].  See  {Fecund}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  power  of  producing  fruit;  fruitfulness; 
  especially  (Biol.),  the  quality  in  female  organisms  of 
  reproducing  rapidly  and  in  great  numbers. 
 
  2.  The  power  of  germinating;  as  in  seeds. 
 
  3.  The  power  of  bringing  forth  in  abundance;  fertility; 
  richness  of  invention;  as  the  fecundity  of  God's  creative 
  power.  --Bentley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fecundity 
  n  1:  the  intellectual  fruitfulness  of  a  creative  imagination 
  [syn:  {fruitfulness}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  fertile;  capable  of  producing  offspring 
  [syn:  {fertility}]  [ant:  {sterility}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  something  that  causes  or  assists  healthy 
  growth  [syn:  {fruitfulness}]  [ant:  {fruitlessness}] 




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