Meaning of mortality

mor•tal•i•ty

Pronunciation: (môr-tal'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the state or condition of being subject to death; mortal character, nature, or existence.
  2. the relative frequency of deaths in a specific population; death rate.
  3. mortal beings collectively; humanity.
  4. death or destruction on a large scale, as from war, plague, or famine.
  5. death.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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