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mortality

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noun mor·tal·i·ty \mȯr-ˈta-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of mortality

  • : the quality or state of being a person or thing that is alive and therefore certain to die : the quality or state of being mortal

  • : the death of a person, animal, etc.

  • : the number of deaths that occur in a particular time or place

Full Definition of mortality

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being mortal

  2. 2 :  the death of large numbers (as of people or animals)

  3. 3 archaic :  death

  4. 4 :  the human race

  5. 5 a :  the number of deaths in a given time or place b :  the proportion of deaths to population c :  the number lost or the rate of loss or failure

Examples of mortality

  1. a leading cause of mortality



14th Century

First Known Use of mortality

14th century


Medical Dictionary

mortality

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noun mor·tal·i·ty \mȯr-ˈtal-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of mortality

plural mor·tal·i·ties

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being mortal

  2. 2a:  the number of deaths in a given time or placeb:  the proportion of deaths to population :  death rate—called also mortality rate; compare fertility 2, morbidity 2






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