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English definition of “ration”

ration

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈræʃən/
a limited amount of something that you are allowed to have when there is not much of it available: Each family has to make do with a weekly ration of gas. With ranchers reducing their herds because of high-priced grain rations, some see retail beef prices jumping more than 10% next year.
(Definition of ration noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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