n.1.The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.
When I saw her die,
I then did think on your mortality.
- Carew.
2.Human life; the life of a mortal being.
From this instant
There 's nothing serious in mortality.
- Shak.
3.Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human race; humanity; human nature.
4.Death; destruction.
5.The whole sum or number of deaths in a given time or a given community; also, the proportion of deaths to population, or to a specific number of the population; death rate; as, a time of great, or low, mortality; the mortality among the settlers was alarming.
Bill of mortality
See under Bill.
Law of mortality
a mathematical relation between the numbers living at different ages, so that from a given large number of persons alive at one age, it can be computed what number are likely to survive a given number of years.
Table of mortality
a table exhibiting the average relative number of persons who survive, or who have died, at the end of each year of life, out of a given number supposed to have been born at the same time.
Noun1.mortality - the quality or state of being mortal
immortality - the quality or state of being immortal
2.mortality - the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
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