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Meaning of “mortality” in the English Dictionary

"mortality" in British English

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mortalitynoun [U]

uk   /mɔːˈtæl.ə.ti/  us   /mɔːrˈtæl.ə.t̬i/ formal
the way that ​people do not ​live for ​ever: Her ​death made him more ​aware of his own mortality.
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C2 the ​number of ​deaths within a ​particularsociety and within a ​particularperiod of ​time: the mortality rate Infant mortality is much ​higher in the ​poorestareas of the ​city.
(Definition of mortality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mortalitynoun [U]

 us   /mɔrˈtæl·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​condition of being ​mortal: A ​sense of her own mortality ​overcame her. Mortality is also the ​number of ​deaths within a ​particularsociety and within a ​particularperiod of ​time: infant mortality
(Definition of mortality from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mortality”
in Arabic فَناء…
in Korean 죽어야 함…
in Portuguese mortalidade…
in Catalan mortalitat…
in Japanese 死ぬ運命…
in Chinese (Simplified) 必死性, 死亡数量,死亡率…
in Turkish can kaybı, ölü sayısı, ölümlülük…
in Russian смертность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 必死性,生命的有限, 死亡數字,死亡率…
in Italian mortalità…
in Polish śmiertelność, umieralność…
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