mortality

[ mawr-tal-i-tee ]
/ mɔrˈtæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural mor·tal·i·ties.

the state or condition of being subject to death; mortal character, nature, or existence.
the relative frequency of deaths in a specific population; death rate.
mortal beings collectively; humanity.
death or destruction on a large scale, as from war, plague, or famine.
Obsolete. death.

Origin of mortality

1300–50; Middle English mortalite < Middle French < Latin mortālitās. See mortal, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for mortality

mortality

/ (mɔːˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the condition of being mortal
great loss of life, as in war or disaster
the number of deaths in a given period
mankind; humanity
an obsolete word for death
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Medicine definitions for mortality

mortality

[ môr-tălĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or condition of being mortal.
Death rate.
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