ソツ, リツ, シュツ, ひき.いる

ratio, rate, proportion, %, coefficient, factor

JLPT1 G5 S11 F383

The present form is (gather) + an element# combining a slender thread and protruding objects → curved threads brought into alignment, creating a compact unit → *proportion*; *ratio* (the term). The meanings *command* and *lead* are from the once-separate term, which suggested the idea of gathering in a neat line and tightening into an orderly unit.

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