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ChineseEdit

 
side by side; compare; to gesture; than; ratio
 
example; precedent; rule; case; instance
simp. and trad.
(比例)

PronunciationEdit


EtymologyEdit

(mathematics) Coined by Matteo Ricci.[1]

NounEdit

比例

  1. (mathematics) ratio; proportion
    持股比例  ―  chígǔ bǐlì  ―  equity ratio
  2. proportion; percentage
  3. (cartography) scale

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huang Heqing (黃河清), 利玛窦对汉语的贡献, 2003

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
れい
Grade: 4
on'yomi

NounEdit

比例 (hiragana ひれい, rōmaji hirei)

  1. proportion, ratio

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

比例する (hiragana ひれい, rōmaji hirei)

  1. be proportional, be in proportion

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

Often this verb is used in the past tense, 比例した, to mean commensurate or proportionate, or in the -te form 比例して to mean "in proportion." As such it expresses concepts with a verb that are usually expressed with other parts of speech in English.