from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being mortal.
- n. Mortals considered as a group; the human race.
- n. Death, especially of large numbers; heavy loss of life: the mortality wrought by an epidemic.
- n. Death rate.
- n. The rate of failure or loss: the high mortality among family-run farms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being susceptible to death
- n. The death rate of a population
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.
- n. Human life; the life of a mortal being.
- n. Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human race; humanity; human nature.
- n. Death; destruction.
- n. The whole sum or number of deaths in a given time or a given community; also, the proportion of deaths to population, or to a specific number of the population; death rate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or character of being mortal, or of being subject to death, or to the necessity of dying.
- n. Death.
- n. Frequency of death; numerousness of deaths; deaths in relation to their numbers: as, a time of great mortality.
- n. Specifically, the number of deaths in proportion to population: usually stated as the number of deaths per thousand of population.
- n. The duration of human life.
- n. Humanity; human nature; the human race.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality or state of being mortal
- n. the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
From mortal + -ity. (Wiktionary)