[ney-tal-i-tee, nuh-]


Origin of natality

1885–90; < French natalité; see natal, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ties

another name (esp US) for birth rate
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Word Origin and History for natality

late 15c., "birth," from natal + -ity. Sense of "birth rate" is from 1884, from French natalité, used in the same sense.

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natality in Medicine




The ratio of births to the general population; the birth rate.
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