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birthrate

[ burth-reyt ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌreɪt /
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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.
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Origin of birthrate

First recorded in 1855–60; birth + rate1
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British Dictionary definitions for birthrate

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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Medical definitions for birthrate

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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Scientific definitions for birthrate

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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