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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)
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