比例

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

比例

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) proportion

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

From (hi, ratio) + (rei, put side by side)

Noun[edit]

比例 (hiragana ひれい, romaji hirei)

  1. proportion, ratio

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

比例 + する (hiragana ひれいする, romaji hirei suru)

  1. be proportional, be in proportion

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

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.