Mortality meaning

môr-tălĭ-tē
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The quality or condition of being mortal.
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Death rate.
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The condition of being susceptible to death.
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(demography) The death rate of a population.
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Mortality is the condition of one day having to die or the rate of failure or loss.

An example of mortality is that all animals eventually will die.

An example of mortality is the number of high school students who don't graduate.

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The rate of failure or loss.

The high mortality among family-run farms.

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Mortals considered as a group; the human race.
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Death, especially of large numbers; heavy loss of life.

The mortality wrought by an epidemic.

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(obs.) Death.
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The condition of being mortal; esp., the nature of a human being, as having eventually to die.
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Death on a large scale, as from disease or war.
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The number or proportion that fail.

The high mortality of first-year students.

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Human beings collectively.
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Origin of mortality

  • From mortal +"Ž -ity.

    From Wiktionary