ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

Original sense attestable in Classical Chinese. The mathematics sense is believed to have been coined by Matteo Ricci.[1]

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

比例

  1. (mathematics) ratio; proportion
    持股比例  ―  chígǔ bǐlì  ―  equity ratio
    男女比例失衡  ―  nánnǚ bǐlì shīhéng  ―  sex ratio imbalance
  2. proportion; percentage; share
  3. (cartography) scale

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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

()(れい) (hirei

  1. proportion, ratio

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

()(れい)する (hirei surusuru (stem ()(れい) (hirei shi), past ()(れい)した (hirei shita))

  1. be proportional, be in proportion

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.

ConjugationEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

比例 (birye) (hangeul 비례)

  1. Hanja form? of 비례 (proportion; proportionality).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

比例

  1. chữ Hán form of tỉ lệ (proportion; ratio).