Meaning of “birth rate” in the English Dictionary

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"birth rate" in British English

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birth ratenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈbɜːθ ˌreɪt/ us /ˈbɝːθ ˌreɪt/

Examples from literature

  • As Japan enters the 21st century, the main problem its economy faces is a shortage of workers, a result of an aging population and a falling birth rate. 
  • Few countries have such an enormous birth rate and death rate. 
  • The birth rate is the lowest in Europe. 
  • The birth rate shows a proportional decline. 
  • The birth rate was above the local average. 
  • There had been a falling off in the birth rate. 

(Definition of “birth rate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)