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

  • n. See death rate.

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  • n. The number of people that die per a number of cases.

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

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


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