mortality table


noun Insurance.

an actuarial table showing the percentage of persons who die at any given age, compiled from statistics on selected population groups or on former policyholders.

Nearby words

  1. mortal mind,
  2. mortal sin,
  3. mortal sin/venial sin,
  4. mortality,
  5. mortality rate,
  6. mortally,
  7. mortar,
  8. mortarboard,
  9. mortgage,
  10. mortgage bond

Origin of mortality table

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called life table.

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British Dictionary definitions for mortality table

mortality table

noun

insurance an actuarial table indicating life expectancy and death frequency for a given age, occupation, etc
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