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- fœcund (hypercorrect, obsolete)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɛk.ənd/
Audio (UK) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfi.kənd/
- Rhymes: -ɛkənd, -iːkənd
- (formal) Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
- 2001, Massimo Livi Bacci, A Concise History of World Population, page 9:
- The number of children per woman depends, as has been said, on biological and social factors which determine: (1) the frequency of births during a woman's fecund period, and (2) the portion of the fecund period--between puberty and menopause--effectively utilized for reproduction.
- (figuratively) Leading to new ideas or innovation.
- 1906, Charles Sanders Pierce, "The Basis of Pragmatism in the Normative Sciences", in The Essential Pierce: Selected Philosophical Writings, volume II, page 373
highly fertile; able to produce offspring
leading to new ideas or innovation
Declension of fecund