from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The quality or condition of being mortal.
- noun Mortals considered as a group; the human race.
- noun Death, especially of large numbers; heavy loss of life.
- noun Death rate.
- noun The rate of failure or loss.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The condition or character of being mortal, or of being subject to death, or to the necessity of dying.
- noun Death.
- noun Frequency of death; numerousness of deaths; deaths in relation to their numbers: as, a time of great mortality.
- noun Specifically, the number of deaths in proportion to population: usually stated as the number of deaths per thousand of population.
- noun The duration of human life.
- noun Humanity; human nature; the human race.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.
- noun Human life; the life of a mortal being.
- noun Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human race; humanity; human nature.
- noun Death; destruction.
- noun 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
- noun See under
- noun a mathematical relation between the numbers living at different ages, so that from a given large number of persons alive at one age, it can be computed what number are likely to survive a given number of years.
- noun a table exhibiting the average relative number of persons who survive, or who have died, at the end of each year of life, out of a given number supposed to have been born at the same time.
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- noun The condition of being susceptible to
- noun The death rate of a population
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality or state of being mortal
- noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
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From mortal + -ity.
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