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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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