- 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.
Origin of mortality table
First recorded in 1875–80
Also called life table.
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- insurance an actuarial table indicating life expectancy and death frequency for a given age, occupation, etc