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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 ​insurancecompanies to ​calculaterisk: 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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