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death rate

the number of deaths per unit, usually 1000, of population in a given place and time.
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1855-60 Unabridged
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death rate

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

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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