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.

Origin of birthrate

First recorded in 1855–60; birth + rate1
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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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