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English definition of “death rate”

death rate

noun [C]
 
 
(also mortality rate)
INSURANCE the number of people who die in a particular group or area in a particular period of time. This figure is often used by insurance companies to calculate risk: Geographically, the death rate from the disease was highest in southeast Seattle at about 40% and lowest on Mercer Island at about 10%.
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