Definition of Mortality

1. Noun. The quality or state of being mortal.

Generic synonyms: Impermanence, Impermanency
Antonyms: Immortality
Derivative terms: Mortal



2. Noun. The ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year.

Definition of Mortality

1. n. The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.

Definition of Mortality

1. Noun. The condition of being susceptible to death ¹

2. Noun. The death rate of a population ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mortality

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Mortality

1. The death rate. The ratio of the total number of deaths to the total population. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Mortality

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1. The Lancet (1898)
"The average mortality among the entire occupied male population being taken at ... Thus rather more than half of the total mortality among men aged from ..."

2. Life Insurance: A Textbook by Solomon Stephen Huebner (1915)
"mortality tables, as such data are called, are records of past mortality put into ... Sources of mortality Tables.— There are two sources from which the ..."

3. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1920)
"D., Statistician, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York There are few authoritative papers in American vital statistics on the mortality of ..."

4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1851)
"mortality and Chief Diseases of the Troops under the Madras Government, European and Native, from the Years 1842 to 1846 inclusive, compared with the ..."

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