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mɔrˈtæl ɪ timor·tal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mortalitynoun

    the quality or state of being mortal

  2. 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


  1. mortalitynoun

    The condition of being susceptible to death

  2. mortalitynoun

    The death rate of a population

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mortalitynoun

    the condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying

    Etymology: [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalit.]

  2. Mortalitynoun

    human life; the life of a mortal being

    Etymology: [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalit.]

  3. Mortalitynoun

    those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human cace; humanity; human nature

    Etymology: [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalit.]

  4. Mortalitynoun

    death; destruction

    Etymology: [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalit.]

  5. Mortalitynoun

    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

  1. Mortality

    All deaths reported in a given population.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mortality' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4030

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mortality' in Nouns Frequency: #1674

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mortality in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mortality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mortality in a Sentence

  1. Isabelle Defourny:

    The high mortality rate is tragic for the populations and makes it even harder to contain the epidemic because the patients, in the absence of effective treatments, are understandably reticent about coming to centres.

  2. Jim Mann:

    Our findings provide convincing evidence for nutrition guidelines to focus on increasing dietary fiber and on replacing refined grains with whole grains. This reduces incidence risk and mortality from a broad range of important diseases.

  3. Richard Kock:

    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.

  4. Christine Friedenreich:

    There is already some evidence, albeit still preliminary and emerging, that higher levels of sedentary behavior increases mortality associated with other cancers.

  5. Michael Orlich:

    If you had all those factors in the right direction, so to speak, they predicted about a 10-year differential in mortality within the Seventh-day Adventist population, is it too late?Few of us practice these healthy lifestyle habits, much less do them all at once. The good news, says Michael Orlich, is that it's never too late to start.

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