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ration

(ra′shŏn, rā′) [L. ratio, calculation]
A fixed allowance of a nutrient or of a service for a specified period, e.g. of food, health care.

ration

a fixed allowance of total feed for an animal for one day. Usually specifies the individual ingredients and their amounts and the amounts of the specific nutriments such as carbohydrate, fiber, individual minerals and vitamins. See also blended rations, creep ration, cut-and-fit ration balancing.

ration analysis
chemical analysis to determine the proportions of principal nutrients in the feed; no tests of digestibility are included.
balanced ration
a ration which has been balanced so that it contains appropriate proportions of the principal nutritional components, that is carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins, for the specific class, including especially age and lactational status, of livestock for which the ration is formulated.
complete ration
all of the constituents of a ration fed to a confined animal are mixed together and fed at the one time. It does not require supplementation other than drinking water.
ration formulation
the recipe; list and amounts of feed ingredients to be included in a ration.
total mixed ration
see complete ration (above).
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Only after these preliminary steps were taken, transportation production could be rationed by .
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We have always rationed health care resources on a massive scale, but according to irrational and unjust principles.
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What seems to have been missed by the media and the politicians is that this has been done without a mandate, or a debate, in an NHS which officially is not rationed.
Staples such as bread and potatoes were not rationed and British Restaurants provided cheap meals off ration but fruit, sugar, meat and fats were in short supply.
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Clark pulled out his Ration Card to show the young students how gasoline and sugar were rationed by the U.
Rationing began in January 1940 with bacon and ham rationed to 4ozs a week, sugar to 12ozs and butter to 4ozs.
Fresh fruit and vegetables will not, of course, be rationed but junk foods and unhealthy frozen packs or tins of pudding packed with e numbers will be.