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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The birthrate is often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called natality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the ratio of total live births to total population for a specific community or nation in a specified period; often expressed in births per thousand per year

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; usually expressed as birthes per 1000 population per year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The proportion of births to the number of inhabitants of a town, district, country, etc., generally stated as so many per thousand of the population.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
  • n. the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year

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