• WordNet 3.6
    • n fecundation making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
    • n fecundation creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fecundation (Biol) The act by which, either in animals or plants, material prepared by the generative organs the female organism is brought in contact with matter from the organs of the male, so that a new organism results; impregnation; fertilization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fecundation The act of fecundating; impregnation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fecundation the act of impregnating: the state of being impregnated
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  • Anais Nin
    “Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fécondation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fecundus, fruitful.


In literature:

Its fecundity is amazing.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
More than in a likelier and fecund spot, in this valley the ichor showed the ardour and flush of its early vitality.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
It is the broad difference between industry and inspiration, between fecundity and pregnancy, between Jonson and Shakspere.
"Montaigne and Shakspere" by John M. Robertson
Race-suicide through sheer fecundity.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
It is not necessary to demonstrate the fecundity of joy.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
They swarm like the spawn of cod-fish, with a vicious fecundity, that invites and requires destruction.
"Pearls of Thought" by Maturin M. Ballou
In spite of his astonishing fecundity the young composer suffered signally from lack of recognition.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Eggs are the symbols of fecundity and the renewal of life in the spring.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Their longevity or period of usefulness was not diminished, or their fecundity obviously impaired.
"From Slave to College President" by Godfrey Holden Pike
The procession was led by four peasant women bearing trays of vegetables and fruits, symbols of fecundity, I assumed.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell

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
"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.

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