mortality table

noun

: an actuarial table based on mortality statistics over a number of years

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Social Security Administration’s mortality tables, an American man who turned 65 in 2014 (the most recent data available) had no greater risk of dying in the coming year than one who turned 60 in 1990, 55 in 1957, or 50 in 1900. Fortune, 5 June 2018 The use of outdated mortality tables came to light during an earlier stage of the audit when Baker Tilly checked a random sample of pension files, Pechacek said Wednesday in correspondence to Milwaukee County Board supervisors. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Oct. 2017 That prompted a closer look at the use of mortality tables and led to Wednesday's disclosure of additional costly errors. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mortality table was in 1851

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“Mortality table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortality%20table. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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