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mortality

the quality or state of being mortal; death rate; the ratio of deaths in a given area to the population of that area: mortality figures
Not to be confused with:
morality – character or virtue; concern with the distinction between good and evil or right conduct; the right principles of human conduct: morality lessons
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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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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"
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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
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mortality

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

[mɔːˈtælɪtɪ] nmortalità f inv
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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.
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mor·tal·i·ty

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

n mortalidad f; infant — mortalidad infantil
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References in classic literature ?
The port would fain give succor; the port is pitiful; in the port is safety, comfort, hearthstone, supper, warm blankets, friends, all that's kind to our mortalities. But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship's direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
In 2013 MMR has declined in Pakistan from 400 in 1990 to 230 in 2013, currently, Pakistan is off-track and lags behind the target (140) set for 2015.4 Numerous native studies have shown mutable figures for MMR from dissimilar parts of the study.5,6 Haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal deaths.7 Poverty, Meagre access to healthcare facilities, lack of skilled primary health care providers and local custom and fondness of home deliveries are contributing towards higher mortalities in Pakistan.8 Our study was commenced to find the trends in the maternal mortality in our hospital and to determine the major causes of death and to ascertain if there are any significant deviations from other reports.
Methods: Mortalities of 8 separate years, a decade apart, namely 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 as initial years (Group-I) and 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as recent years (Group-II) were reviewed.
Kivircik lambs (11.2%) had the highest lamb mortality among the native breeds, with the Tuj and Awassi breeds having mortalities of 8.4% and 3.4%, respectively.
Further, using chronic RR estimates for ozone has only a minor effect on our mortality estimates, because the mortalities attributed to [PM.sub.2.5] are much greater than those for ozone.