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- n. The average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if she followed the current average pattern of fertility among a given group of women and survived through her reproductive years; used as an indicator of strength of population growth.
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- 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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