birthrate
birthrate irthrate . the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; usually expressed as birthes per 1000 population per year.

Syn: fertility, fertility rate. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • birthrate — [bʉrth′rāt΄] n. the number of births per year per thousand of population in a given community, area, or group: sometimes other units of time or population are used: also birth rate …   English World dictionary

  • birthrate — n. 1) a falling; high; low; rising; stable birthrate 2) the crude birthrate * * * [ bɜːθreɪt] high low rising stable birthrate a falling the crude birthrate …   Combinatory dictionary

  • birthrate — birth|rate [ˈbə:θreıt US ˈbə:rθ ] n the number of births for every 100 or every 1000 people in a particular year in a particular place ▪ the rising birthrate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • birthrate — noun (C) the number of births for every 100 or every 1000 people in a particular year in a particular place: a rapidly rising birthrate compare death rate …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • birthrate — noun Date: 1859 the ratio between births and individuals in a specified population and time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • birthrate — /berrth rayt /, n. the proportion of births to the total population in a place in a given time, usually expressed as a quantity per 1000 of population. [1855 60; BIRTH + RATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • birthrate — noun the ratio of total live births to total population for a specific community or nation in a specified period; often expressed in births per thousand per year Ant: deathrate, mortality rate …   Wiktionary

  • birthrate — birth·rate bər .thrāt n 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • birthrate — n. proportion of the number of births at a given time to the total population …   English contemporary dictionary

  • birthrate — birth•rate [[t]ˈbɜrθˌreɪt[/t]] n. the proportion of births to the total population in a place in a given time • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

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