Simple Definition of death rate
: a number that shows how many people died in a particular place or during a particular time
: the number of deaths from a specific cause in a particular area during a particular time period
Full Definition of death rate
: the ratio between deaths and individuals in a specified population and time
Examples of death rate
There was a decline in the country's death rate after its health care improved.
Lung cancer death rates are up.
The death rate from accidents is rising.
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Medical Definition of death rate
: the ratio of deaths to number of individuals in a population usually expressed as number of deaths per hundred or per thousand population for a given time
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