Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[natal + (mortal)ity.]

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Latin. Philosophical usage introduced by Hannah Arendt.

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