Meaning of “death rate” in the English Dictionary


"death rate" in Business English

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death ratenoun [ C ]

uk us 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%.

(Definition of “death rate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)