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Death rate   /dɛθ reɪt/   Listen
Death rate

The ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year.  Synonyms: deathrate, fatality rate, mortality, mortality rate.

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"Death rate" Quotes from Famous Books

... we were operating nearly thirty wells. In some cases two vaqueros could hoist all the water that accumulated in three wells. We had a string of camps along the river, and at every windmill on the mesas men were stationed night and day. Among the cattle, the death rate was increasing all over the range. Frequently we took over a hundred skins in a single day, while at every camp cords of fallen flint hides were accumulating. The heat of summer was upon us, the wind arose daily, sand storms and dust clouds ...
— A Texas Matchmaker • Andy Adams

... recent admixture of foreign strains, were of the purest American stock, and spoke the best English in the world; they enjoyed obviously the greatest sum of happiness, and had incontestibly the lowest death rate and divorce rate in the State. The growth of the place was normal and healthy; it had increased only to five thousand during the time he had known it, which was almost an ideal figure for a county-town. There was a higher average of ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

Words linked to "Death rate" :   infant mortality, deathrate, rate, neonatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality, mortality rate, infant deathrate, fatality rate, mortality, infant mortality rate

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