natality


natality
The birth rate; the ratio of births to the general population. [see natal (1)]

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na·tal·i·ty nā-'tal-ət-ē, nə- n, pl -ties BIRTHRATE

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na·tal·i·ty (na-talґĭ-te) [L. natalis pertaining to birth] birth rate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • natality — (n.) late 15c., birth, from NATAL (Cf. natal) + ITY (Cf. ity). Sense of birth rate is from 1884, from Fr. natalité, used in the same sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • natality — [nā tal′ə tē, nətal′ə tē] n. [Fr natalité] BIRTHRATE …   English World dictionary

  • natality — noun (plural ties) Date: 1888 birthrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • natality — /nay tal i tee, neuh /, n. birthrate. [1885 90; < F natalité; see NATAL, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • natality — noun a) The ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year. b) The human ability to create new ideas, institutions and frameworks out of nothing (coined by Hannah Arendt). Syn: birthrate,… …   Wiktionary

  • natality — na·tal·i·ty || nÉ™ tælÉ™tɪ n. birthrate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • natality — [nə talɪti] noun birth rate …   English new terms dictionary

  • natality — na·tal·i·ty …   English syllables

  • natality — na•tal•i•ty [[t]neɪˈtæl ɪ ti, nə [/t]] n. birthrate • Etymology: 1885–90; < F natalité …   From formal English to slang