比例

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

比例

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

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
れい
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

比例 (hiragana ひれい, rōmaji hirei)

  1. proportion, ratio

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

比例する (hiragana ひれい, rōmaji hirei)

  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.