Diet vs Ratio - What's the difference?

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As an abbreviation diet

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As a noun ratio is


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(wikipedia diet)

Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • (senseid)The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
  • The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.
  • (countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
  • By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.
  • He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.
  • (countable) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
  • Derived terms

    * dietarian * dietary * dieter * dietetics


    (en verb)
  • To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.
  • *, I.iii.1.2:
  • they will diet themselves, feed and live alone.
  • * Spenser
  • She diets him with fasting every day.
  • To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.
  • I've been dieting for six months, and have lost some weight.
  • (obsolete) To eat; to take one's meals.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Let himdiet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he travelleth.
  • (obsolete) To cause to take food; to feed.
  • * Othello
  • But partly led to diet my revenge […].


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    (wikipedia ratio)


    (en noun)
  • A number representing a comparison between two things.
  • (arithmetic) The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).
  • (legal) Short for ratio decidendi.
  • Derived terms

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