death rate

Origin of death rate

First recorded in 1855–60
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death rate

noun
  1. the ratio of deaths in a specified area, group, etc, to the population of that area, group, etcAlso called (esp US): mortality rate
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death rate in Medicine

death rate

n.
  1. 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.fatality rate mortality rate
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