Definition of natality in English:

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natality

Pronunciation: /nəˈtalɪti/

noun

[mass noun]
The ratio of the number of births to the size of the population; birth rate: in spite of falling natality, the population as a whole went up
More example sentences
  • There are also mounting indications that the skewed child male/female ratio is a consequence of increasing gender differences in natality, i.e. sex-selective abortion.
  • The prospect of yet more exploitative taxes to support reproducer indulgence means that a questioning of the bio-political privileging of natality is long overdue.
  • Following this approach, we can define four basic processes: natality, mortality, immigration, and emigration, each modeled by a separate model fragment.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French natalité, from nat- 'born', from the verb nasci.

Words that rhyme with natality

banality, duality, fatality, finality, ideality, legality, locality, modality, morality, orality, reality, regality, rurality, tonality, totality, venality, vitality, vocality
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