birth rate



  • noun the number of births per thousand of population in a given year. An increase in the birth rate will result in population growth, and so will a fall in the death rate. Currently the country with the highest birth rate is Niger, with 51 births per 1,000, and the lowest is Latvia with 7.8 births. These have to be seen in conjunction with infant mortality rates, however.


  • verb to forbid trading in specific goods or with specific suppliers


  • noun the number of births per year, shown per thousand of the population