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Natality

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Definition

noun, plural: natalities

The birthrate, which is the ratio of total live births to total population in a particular area over a specified period of time; expressed as childbirths per 1000 people (or population) per year


Supplement

Word origin: L nātālis of, belonging to one's birth, natal, equiv. to nāt(us) an offspring + -ity.

Synonym: birth rate, fertility rate.