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

  • n. See birthrate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year.
  • n. The human ability to create new ideas, institutions and frameworks out of nothing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Birth.
  • n. The ratio of the number of births in a given time, as a year, to the total number of population; birth-rate.

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

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

Etymologies

natal + (mortal)ity.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin. Philosophical usage introduced by Hannah Arendt. (Wiktionary)

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