Etymology
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natality (n.)

late 15c., "birth" (Caxton), a sense now obsolete, from natal + -ity. Sense of "birth-rate, ratio of the number of births in a given period to the total of the population" is from 1884, from French natalité, used in the same sense.

updated on April 14, 2019

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Definitions of natality from WordNet

natality (n.)
the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year;
Synonyms: birthrate / birth rate / fertility / fertility rate
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