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death rate

[ deth-reyt ]
/ ˈdɛθ ˌreɪt /
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noun
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Origin of death rate

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for death rate

death rate

noun
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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Medical definitions for death rate

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.fatality rate mortality rate
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