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mor·tal·i·ty

 (môr-tăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. mor·tal·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being mortal.
2. Mortals considered as a group; the human race.
3. Death, especially of large numbers; heavy loss of life: the mortality wrought by an epidemic.
4. Death rate.
5. The rate of failure or loss: the high mortality among family-run farms.

mortality

(mɔːˈtælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition of being mortal
2. (Pathology) great loss of life, as in war or disaster
3. (Pathology) the number of deaths in a given period
4. mankind; humanity
5. an obsolete word for death

mor•tal•i•ty

(mɔrˈtæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or condition of being subject to death.
2. the relative frequency of deaths in a specific population; death rate.
3. mortal beings collectively; humanity.
4. death or destruction on a large scale, as from war, plague, or famine.
5. Obs. death.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mortality - the quality or state of being mortalmortality - the quality or state of being mortal
impermanence, impermanency - the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations
immortality - the quality or state of being immortal
2.mortality - the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
infant deathrate, infant mortality, infant mortality rate - the death rate during the first year of life
neonatal mortality, neonatal mortality rate - the death rate during the first 28 days of life
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"

mortality

noun
1. humanity, transience, impermanence, ephemerality, temporality, corporeality, impermanency The event served as a stark reminder of our mortality.
2. death, dying, fatality, loss of life the nation's infant mortality rate
Quotations
"Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return" Bible: Genesis
"Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust" Book of Common Prayer
"Old mortality, the ruins of forgotten times" [Thomas Browne Hydriotaphia]
"All men think all men mortal but themselves" [Edward Young Night Thoughts]
"Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not" Bible: Job
Proverbs
"Here today and gone tomorrow"
Translations
عَدَد الوَفياتفَناء، وفاة
smrtelnostúmrtnost
=-dødeligheddødelighed
smrtnost
halálozáshalálozási arányhalandóság
dánartíînidauîleiki
smrteľnosť
dödlighet
ölüm oranıölümlülük

mortality

[mɔːˈtælɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= condition) → mortalidad f
2. (= fatalities) → mortandad f, número m de víctimas
B. CPD mortality rate Ntasa f de mortalidad
mortality table Ntabla f de mortalidad

mortality

[mɔːrˈtælɪti] nmortalité fmortality rate n(taux m de) mortalité fmortal sin npéché m mortel

mortality

n
(= mortal state)Sterblichkeit f
(= number of deaths)Todesfälle pl; (= rate)Sterblichkeit(sziffer) f, → Mortalität f (form); mortality rate, rate of mortalitySterbeziffer f, → Sterblichkeitsziffer f, → Mortalität f (form)

mortality

[mɔːˈtælɪtɪ] nmortalità f inv

mortal

(ˈmoːtl) adjective
1. liable to die; unable to live for ever. Man is mortal.
2. of or causing death. a mortal illness; mortal enemies (= enemies willing to fight each other till death); mortal combat.
noun
a human being. All mortals must die sometime.
morˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
1. the state of being mortal.
2. (also mortality rate) the number of deaths in proportion to the population; the death rate. infant mortality.
ˈmortally adverb
in such a way as to cause death. He has been mortally wounded.
mortal sin
(especially in Roman Catholicism) a very serious sin, as a result of which the soul is damned for ever.

mor·tal·i·ty

n. mortalidad, mortandad.
1. estado de ser mortal;
2. índice de mortalidad.

mortality

n mortalidad f; infant — mortalidad infantil
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