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ration

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noun ra·tion \ˈra-shən, ˈrā-\

Definition of ration

  1. 1 a :  a food allowance for one day b plural :  food, provisions

  2. 2 :  a share especially as determined by supply

Examples of ration in a sentence

  1. The soldiers were given their rations for the day.

  2. The horse was fed its ration of oats.

  3. weekly sugar and butter rations

Origin and Etymology of ration

French, from Latin ration-, ratio computation, reason


First Known Use: circa 1711


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ration

verb ra·tion

Definition of ration

rationed

rationing

play \ˈra-sh(ə-)niŋ, ˈrā-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to supply with or put on rations

  3. 2 a :  to distribute as rations —often used with out b :  to distribute equitably c :  to use sparingly

Examples of ration in a sentence

  1. During the war, the government rationed gasoline.

  2. <the region has had to ration water during times of drought>

1859

First Known Use of ration

1859



RATION Defined for English Language Learners

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ration

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noun ra·tion \ˈra-shən, ˈrā-\

Definition of ration for English Language Learners

  • : a particular amount of food that is given to one person or animal for one day

  • rations : food or supplies

  • : a particular amount of something (such as gasoline or food) that the government allows you to have when there is not enough of it


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verb ra·tion

Definition of ration for English Language Learners

  • : to control the amount of (something, such as gasoline or food) that people are allowed to have especially when there is not enough of it


RATION Defined for Kids

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ration

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noun ra·tion \ˈra-shən, ˈrā-shən\

Definition of ration for Students

  1. 1 :  a food allowance for one day

  2. 2 rations plural :  1provision 1

  3. 3 :  the amount each person is allowed by an authority <The government set a gas ration.>


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ration

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verb ra·tion

Definition of ration for Students

rationed

rationing

  1. 1 :  to control the amount an individual can use <The government rationed gas.>

  2. 2 :  to use sparingly <Ration your water on the hike.>


Medical Dictionary

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noun ra·tion \ˈrash-ən, ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of ration

  1. :  a food allowance for one day


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transitive verb ra·tion

Medical Definition of ration

rationed

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rationing

\ˈrash-(ə-)niŋ, ˈrāsh-\play play
  1. :  to supply with or put on rations



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