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[ney-tal-i-tee, nuh-] /neɪˈtæl ɪ ti, nə-/
Origin of natality
1885-90; < French natalité; see natal, -ity Unabridged
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Examples from the web for natality
  • We work to cure hunger and mortality without addressing natality.
  • The following table lists the geographic variables in the natality data.
  • For natality aggregations: where there is not any natality event data for the given geography.
  • Interspersed throughout the report are natality and mortality figures that include mapped and trend data.
British Dictionary definitions for natality


noun (pl) -ties
another name (esp US) for birth rate
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Word Origin and History for natality

late 15c., "birth," from natal + -ity. Sense of "birth rate" is from 1884, from French natalité, used in the same sense.

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natality in Medicine

natality na·tal·i·ty (nā-tāl'ĭ-tē, nə-)
The ratio of births to the general population; the birth rate.

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