natality

noun

na·​tal·​i·​ty nā-ˈta-lə-tē How to pronounce natality (audio)
nə-
plural natalities

Examples of natality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web National Center for Health Statistics, 2017–2021 final natality data. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2023 Seventeen states have a younger average age of a mother giving birth than Ohio, and almost all of them have the same or higher increase in the birth rate, according to the CDC natality database. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 13 Nov. 2022 The team, made up of researchers in the United Kingdom and the United States, analyzed data from the National Vitals Statistics System natality files. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of natality was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Natality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natality. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

natality

noun
na·​tal·​i·​ty nā-ˈtal-ət-ē, nə- How to pronounce natality (audio)
plural natalities
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