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birth·rate

also birth rate  (bûrth′rāt′)
n.
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.
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birth rate

n
(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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Noun1.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"
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birth rate

n(indice m or tasso di) natalità
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At once the birth rate began to rise and the death rate to fall.
There was talk of all countries putting bounties on children to increase the birth rate, but it was laughed to scorn by the arithmeticians, who pointed out that China was too far in the lead in that direction.
Destroy, as you have threatened, you United States, the ten million coolies we have forced upon your shores--why, the amount scarcely equals half of our excess birth rate for a year."
There was no combating China's amazing birth rate. If her population was a billion, and was increasing twenty millions a year, in twenty-five years it would be a billion and a half--equal to the total population of the world in
It is true, three Chinese were killed by the tubes dropping on their heads from so enormous a height; but what were three Chinese against an excess birth rate of twenty millions?
By careful selection they rear only the hardiest specimens of each species, and with almost supernatural foresight they regulate the birth rate to merely offset the loss by death.
Last year the number of newborns in Taiwan declined to 19,100 with birth rate falling to 0.829%, both the lowest of their kinds ever recorded.
The annual birth rate fell from 3.8 percent in 2000 to
With an average birth rate of 7,000 a year, Al Wasl Hospital has become a case study for the international community.
Isn't that typical of the developed world generally, where birth rates leveled off when women entered the work force?
Will Cardiff still have the sites (or the money) to expand the number of school places if a sustained higher birth rate produces an under-provision in years to come?
Scotland had the lowest birth rate in Britain last year.