birthrate

[ burth-reyt ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌreɪt /

noun

the proportion of births to the total population in a place in a given time, usually expressed as a quantity per 1000 of population.

Nearby words

  1. birthing pool,
  2. birthing room,
  3. birthmark,
  4. birthnight,
  5. birthplace,
  6. birthright,
  7. birthright citizenship,
  8. birthroot,
  9. birthstone,
  10. birthstool

Origin of birthrate

First recorded in 1855–60; birth + rate1

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British Dictionary definitions for birth rate

birth rate

noun

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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Medicine definitions for birth rate

birthrate

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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Science definitions for birth rate

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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