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The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The death rate is often expressed as the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called fatality rate.
(Statistics) the ratio of deaths in a specified area, group, etc, to the population of that area, group, etc. Also called (esp US): mortality rate
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|Noun||1.||death rate - 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
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"