Definition of birth rate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


birth rate

BrE BrE//ˈbɜːθ reɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrθ reɪt//
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the number of births every year for every 1 000 people in the population of a place a low/high birth rate The birth rate is falling/rising.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: birth rate