prolificity

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prolific \Pro*lif"ic\, adjective [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See {Adult}, {Old}, and {Fact}.]

1. Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.

2. Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.

3. (Bot.) Proliferous.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

prolific

adjective

1: intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination" [syn: {fecund}, {fertile}, {prolific}]

2: bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree" [syn: {prolific}, {fertile}]


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