birth rate

noun \ ˈbərth-ˌrāt \
variants: or birthrate
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of birth rate

: the ratio between births and individuals in a specified population and time

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1856

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birthrate

noun birth·rate \ ˈbər-ˌthrāt \

medical Definition of birthrate

: the ratio between births and individuals in a specified population and time often expressed as number of live births per hundred or per thousand population per year called also natality

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