death-rate

death rate

noun
the number of deaths per unit, usually 1000, of population in a given place and time.

Origin:
1855–60

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death rate
 
n
Also called (esp US): mortality rate the ratio of deaths in a specified area, group, etc, to the population of that area, group, etc

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death rate n.
The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time; often expressed as the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called fatality rate, mortality rate.

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