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birthrate

[burth-reyt] /ˈbɜrθˌreɪt/
noun
1.
the proportion of births to the total population in a place in a given time, usually expressed as a quantity per 1000 of population.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; birth + rate1
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birth rate

noun
1.
the ratio of live births in a specified area, group, etc, to the population of that area, etc, usually expressed per 1000 population per year
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birth rate in Medicine

birthrate or birth rate
n.
The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time, often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year.

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birth rate in Science
birth rate  
The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The birth rate is often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year.
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