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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the quality or state of being mortal;

2. the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year;
[syn: deathrate, death rate, mortality, mortality rate, fatality rate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mortality \Mor*tal"i*ty\, n. [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalit['e].] 1. The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying. [1913 Webster] When I saw her die, I then did think on your mortality. --Carew. [1913 Webster] 2. Human life; the life of a mortal being. [1913 Webster] From this instant There 's nothing serious in mortality. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human race; humanity; human nature. [1913 Webster] Take these tears, mortality's relief. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. Death; destruction. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mortality n 1: the quality or state of being mortal [ant: immortality] 2: the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year [syn: deathrate, death rate, mortality, mortality rate, fatality rate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "mortality": Adam, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, banefulness, caducity, changeableness, clay, corruptibility, deadliness, death, death rate, death toll, ephemerality, ephemeralness, evanescence, fallen humanity, fatality, finitude, fleetingness, flesh, frailty, fugacity, generation of man, genus Homo, hominid, homo, human equation, human family, human frailty, human nature, human race, human species, human weakness, humanity, humankind, humanness, impermanence, impermanency, instability, le genre humain, lethality, malignance, malignancy, malignity, man, mankind, momentariness, mortal flesh, mortalness, mortals, mutability, perishability, perniciousness, race of man, transience, transiency, transientness, transitoriness, virulence, volatility, weakness