K ration


K ration
noun Etymology: probably alteration of C ration, but taken as initial of Ancel B. Keys b1904 American physiologist Date: circa 1940 a lightweight packaged ration of emergency foods developed for the United States armed forces in World War II

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  • ration — [ rasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1643; « solde de militaire » XIIIe; lat. ratio « compte, évaluation » 1 ♦ Portion journalière (de vivres et de boissons) distribuée à chaque homme, dans l armée. Recevoir, toucher sa ration de pain, de viande, de tabac.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • RATION ALIMENTAIRE — La ration alimentaire représente la quantité d’aliments à ingérer chaque jour pour couvrir la totalité des dépenses et assurer l’équilibre nutritif de l’individu. Cela constitue l’aspect quantitatif du problème, et à chaque aliment correspond une …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ration Alimentaire — Rations spéciales pour des mineurs, 1947 La ration alimentaire est la qu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ration stamp — Ration stamps or ration card is a card issued by a government allowing the holder to obtain certain rations. They are frequently seen in wartime. They are also used to provide goods to the poor sections of the society at highly subsidized… …   Wikipedia

  • ration — n Ration, allowance, dole, pittance denote the amount of food, supplies, or money allotted to an individual. Ration implies apportionment and, often, equal sharing. Specifically it is applied in military and naval use to the daily supply of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ration — Sf std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. ration, dieses aus ml. ratio ( onis) berechneter Anteil , aus l. ratio ( ōnis) Berechnung, Vernunft , zu l. rērī (ratus sum) meinen, glauben, urteilen . Verb: rationieren; Adjektiv: rationell.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Ration — »zugewiesener Anteil, Menge; täglicher Verpflegungssatz (besonders der Soldaten)«: Das seit dem Ende des 17. Jh.s bezeugte, zunächst nur der Heeressprache angehörende Fremdwort ist aus gleichbed. frz. ration entlehnt, das auf mlat. ratio… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • ration — [rash′ən, rā′shən] n. [MFr < ML ratio, ration < L, a reckoning: see REASON] 1. a fixed portion; share; allowance 2. a fixed allowance or allotment of food or provisions, esp. a fixed daily allowance, as for a soldier 3. [pl.] food or food… …   English World dictionary

  • ration book — or ration card noun A book or card of coupons or vouchers for rationed commodities • • • Main Entry: ↑ration …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ration — Ra tion (r[=a] sh[u^]n or r[a^]sh [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. ratio ration. See {Ratio}.] 1. A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ration — [n] allotment of limited supply allowance, apportionment, assignment, bit, consignment, cut, distribution, division, dole, drag, food, helping, measure, meed, part, piece of action*, portion, provender, provision, quantum, quota, share, store,… …   New thesaurus


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