ソツ, リツ, シュツ, ひき.いる
ratio, rate, proportion, %, coefficient, factor
JLPT1 G5 S11 F383
The present form is 十 (gather) + an element# combining a slender thread and protruding objects → curved threads brought into alignment, creating a compact unit → *proportion*; *ratio* (the リツ term). The meanings *command* and *lead* are from the once-separate ソツ term, which suggested the idea of gathering in a neat line and tightening into an orderly unit.
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