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birth·ratealso birth rate (bûrth′rāt′)
The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The birthrate is often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called natality.
(Sociology) the ratio of live births in a specified area, group, etc, to the population of that area, etc, usually expressed per 1000 population per year
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|Noun||1.||birth rate - the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year|
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"