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Definitions for mortality
mɔrˈtæl ɪ timor·tal·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mortality.
the quality or state of being mortal
deathrate, death rate, mortality, mortality rate, fatality ratenoun
the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
The condition of being susceptible to death
The death rate of a population
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from mortal.
I point out mistakes in life and religion, that we might guard against the springs of error, guilt, and sorrow, which surround us in every state of mortality. Isaac Watts, Logick.
I beg mortality,
Rather than life preserv’d with infamy. William Shakespeare.
Gladly would I meet
Mortality my sentence. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.
Mortality and mercy in Vienna
Live in thy tongue and heart. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.
The rise of keeping those accounts first began in the year 1592, being a time of great mortality. John Graunt.
A single vision so transports them, that it makes up the happiness of their lives; mortality cannot bear it often. Dryd.
Take these tears, mortality ’s relief,
And till we share your joys, forgive our grief. Alexander Pope.
Mortality is the state of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality.
the condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying
human life; the life of a mortal being
those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human cace; humanity; human nature
the whole sum or number of deaths in a given time or a given community; also, the proportion of deaths to population, or to a specific number of the population; death rate; as, a time of great, or low, mortality; the mortality among the settlers was alarming
Etymology: [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalit.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
All deaths reported in a given population.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mortality' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4030
Rank popularity for the word 'mortality' in Nouns Frequency: #1674
The numerical value of mortality in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of mortality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of mortality in a Sentence
The racial gap in cancer mortality is continuing to narrow -- so it was that the cancer death rate in blacks was 33 % higher than in whites in the mid-1990s, and the current data now indicate it's 14 % higher -- so it's still higher, but the gap is narrowing, which is really good news.
Olive oil consumption, specifically the extra-virgin, is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk, olive oil is rich in healthful antioxidants, polyphenols and vitamins, and is a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
We were surprised to see that there was a 12 percent lower rate of mortality, we know already that vegetation can help mitigate the effect of climate change. Our study suggests the potential co-benefit for health.
The 2015 Mass Mortality Event provided the first opportunity for in-depth study, and a multidisciplinary approach has enabled great advances to be made, the use of data from vets, biologists, botanists, ecologists and laboratory scientists is helping improve our understanding of the risk factors leading to MMEs – which was beneficial when another MME occurred, this time in Mongolia in 2017.
COVID made my cancer look like nothing, i was pretty close to dying. The doctors kept telling me, ‘Jeff, you’ve got to fight. You’re not fighting.’ I was in surrender mode. I was ready to go. I was dancing with my mortality.
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Translations for mortality
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- mortalitatCatalan, Valencian
- Sterbeziffer, Mortalitätsziffer, Sterblichkeit, MortalitätGerman
- kuolleisuus, kuolevaisuusFinnish
- mortalité, condition mortelleFrench
- 必滅, 死亡率Japanese
- mortale est,Latin
- dødsrate, dødelighetNorwegian
- mortaliteit, sterfelijkheidDutch
- dødelegheit, dødsrate, døyelegheitNorwegian Nynorsk
- dødlighet, dödlighetSwedish
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