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

  • noun The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The death rate is often expressed as the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The proportion of deaths among the inhabitants of a town, country, etc., in a given period of time, usually reckoned at so many in a thousand per annum.

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  • noun mortality rate

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

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

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