1) the death of fish; a measure of the rate of death of fish due to such factors as pollution, sickness and starvation but mainly predation (in unexploited stocks) and fishing (in exploited ones)
Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.
Look at other dictionaries:
mortality — mortality, mortality rate The death rate, usually standardized by age and sex, to facilitate comparisons between areas and social groups. It provides a measure of health risks, improvements in the quality of health care, and the comparative… … Dictionary of sociology
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.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Mortality — is the condition of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality. It may also refer to: Mortality rate, a measure of the number of deaths in a given population Case mortality rate, a measure of the number of deaths among a… … Wikipedia
mortality — I noun condicio mortalis, death, destruction, evanescence, extinction, fatality, fugaciousness, fugacity, human race, humanity, humanness, impermanence, man, mankind, mortalitas, mortalness, subjection to death, temporary existence, transientness … Law dictionary
mortality — [n1] death bloodshed, carnage, deadliness, destruction, dying, extinction, fatality, killing, lethality, loss of life; concept 407 Ant. birth, life mortality [n2] humanness being, ephemerality, flesh, Homo sapiens, humanity, humankind, human race … New thesaurus
mortality — ► NOUN 1) the state of being mortal. 2) death, especially on a large scale. 3) (also mortality rate) the number of deaths in a given area or period, or from a particular cause … English terms dictionary
mortality — [môr tal′ə tē] n. [ME mortalite < OFr < L mortalitas < mortalis,MORTAL] 1. the condition of being mortal; esp., the nature of a human being, as having eventually to die 2. death on a large scale, as from disease or war 3. a) the… … English World dictionary
mortality — mortality. См. смертность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
mortality — (n.) mid 14c., condition of being mortal, from O.Fr. mortalite massacre, slaughter; fatal illness; poverty; destruction (12c.), from L. mortalitem (nom. mortalitas) state of being mortal; subjection to death, from mortalis (see MORTAL (Cf.… … Etymology dictionary
Mortality — A fatal outcome or, in one word, death. The word mortality is derived from mortal which came from the Latin mors (death). The opposite of mortality is, of course, immortality. Mortality is also quite distinct from morbidity (illness). A condition … Medical dictionary
mortality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, low ▪ Poor hygiene led to high mortality among children. ▪ early, premature ▪ a condition that often results in premature mortality … Collocations dictionary