fecundity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fecundity the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
    • n fecundity the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
    • n fecundity the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fecundity The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative power.
    • Fecundity The power of germinating; as in seeds.
    • Fecundity The quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness; especially Biol, the quality in female organisms of reproducing rapidly and in great numbers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fecundity Fruitfulness; the quality of propagating abundantly; particularly, the quality in female animals of producing young in great numbers.
    • n fecundity The power of germinating: as, the seeds of some plants long retain their fecundity.
    • n fecundity Productiveness in general; the power of creating or bringing forth; fertility, as of invention.
    • n fecundity Synonyms Productiveness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fecundity fruitfulness: prolificness in female animals
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Quotations

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    “Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fecunditas,: cf. F. fécondité,. See Fecund
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fecundus, fruitful.

Usage

In literature:

Generation requires that a spermatozooen be brought into actual contact with a germ that fecundation may follow.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
In other words, race fecundity contains the germs of intellectual and national existence.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
That a furrow should be fecund it must have blood, it must have tears, such tears as St. Augustine has called the blood of the soul.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
She seems an integral part of the prairie, broad-bosomed, fecund, opulent.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
He might curse the earth that would one day take his lifeless body, but he must know its immense fecundity.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Marrying early he is astonishingly fecund.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
Fecundation: the making fertile; as an egg by a spermatozooen.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Was it his marvellous fecundity of mind?
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
How did fecundation take place?
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
The time between the deposit of the semen and fecundation varies according to circumstances.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
One of the most characteristic modern decorations employed by the Hopi, especially as a symbol of fecundity, is the butterfly or moth.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Fecundation taking place while either parent has been in this state has produced idiots and epileptics.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
A fecundity of invention that never lags, and a judiciously used vein of humor.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
ON THE WAY IN WHICH THE EGGS OF THE QUEEN BEE ARE FECUNDATED.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
The fecundity of the survivors, however, keeps pace with the many fatalities to which they are liable.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
This is the life into which the slime of the Keateses and Shelleys of former times has fecundated!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
Fecundity, a gift of the Lord, 20; leaven a symbol of, 150.
"The Syrian Christ" by Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
The strangers were two more examples of the fecundity and the versatility of Mr. Bindon.
"Frivolities" by Richard Marsh
Nothing could better illustrate the fecundity of his genius, the facility with which he composed.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
This is due to their fecundity and morality.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

It was always an altar of burnt offering
His own black blood poured out like a sheet of flame over
his fecundating herd
As he gave himself forth.
"St. Luke" by D H Lawrence
Fecund America! To-day,
Thou art all over set in births and joys!
Thou groan'st with riches! thy wealth clothes thee as with a swathing
garment!
"A Carol Of Harvest For 1867" by Walt Whitman
This builder shines among you, the wall of the temple,
who longed for the wings of an eagle,
kissing his nurse Wisdom
in the glorious fecundity of the Church.
"Columba Aspexit" by Hildegard von Bingen
Inclement seasons and black winds, perchance,
Poisoned and soured the fragrant fecund soil,
Till I sowed poppies 'gainst remembrance,
And took to other furrows my laughing toil.
"The New Husbandman" by Richard Le Gallienne
The kindling ray that shot across the dark and drear abyss-
Was it beneath? or high aloft? What bard can answer this?
There fecundating powers were found, and mighty forces strove-
A self-supporting mass beneath, and energy above.
"Song of Creation" by Anonymous Asian
Ah, my darling, when over the purple horizon shall loom
The shrouded mother of a new idea, men hide their faces,
Cry out and fend her off, as she seeks her procreant groom,
Wounding themselves against her, denying her fecund embraces.
"The Prophet" by D H Lawrence

In news:

The tomatoes and peaches burst with warm, sun-kissed fecundity.
The Lost Journals —a fecund mind at work.
The Fecund 's Melancholy Daughter.
Appropriate to its name, Japan Cuts slices a cross section of a fecund film culture.
No, in the plant world, and especially among the flowering plants, fecundity is not an assault on human values.
The colorful vibrancy of the Whiteaker with its pastel houses and the fecund dishevel of its front-yard gardens can be credited to bohemian culture.
We were looking at the fecundity of schizophrenics , which we found to be low, as was the fecundity of people with autism.
In fact, two of that artistically fecund tribe were still producing music as of last October.
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In science:

The probability to have one offspring is assumed to be (1 + 0.08)/(ad(i) − am (i) + 0.08), i.e. the birth rate is the smaller the longer the reproductive life of the parent is: fecundity-survival trade-off .
Social Effects in Simple Computer Model of Ageing
This strategy simulates the fact that a recessive mutation, to be effective, must be inherited from both parents; alternatively, it can be interpreted as antagonistic pleiotropy, the trade-off between fecundity and longevity [8, 3].
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
Despite differences in methods and emphasis, the cross fecundation between Economics and Physics, which dates back to the early nineteenth century (see and ), has intensified recently .
Underlying Dynamics of Typical Fluctuations of an Emerging Market Price Index: The Heston Model from Minutes to Months
However, to simplify the studies or for application purposes, one often resorts to linearity as a first-order approximation: if the effects of non-linearity can be considered negligible, a mathematical model can be built that represents the system as if it were linear. This approach is fecund in many situations.
How Non-linearity will Transform Information Systems
Or, a female preference for a male trait is under selection because her mate choice affects her survival or fecundity (e.g., if males provide resources for the female, or if some males are more efficient at fertilizing her eggs).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The new dimensions of power, speed, and fecundity are evaluated.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
There is therefore a trade-off between magnitude in the dimensions of quality and reliability and the the dimensions of power, speed, and fecundity.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
This will allow us to describe the parameters of the models, such as ”costs” and ”benefits”, by clear and measurable parameters (mortality and fecundity) instead of an abstract, undefined ”fitness”.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
This is realized by the explicit application of two payoff functions describing the mortality and the fecundity, instead of one fitness function describing the excess from the mean Malthusian growth rate.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
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