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. [1913 Webster]

2. The power of germinating; as in seeds. [1913 Webster]

3. The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative power. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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