k ration

k ra·tion
K k


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key rash-uh n, rey-shuh n]
    • /keɪ ˈræʃ ən, ˈreɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key rash-uh n, rey-shuh n]
    • /keɪ ˈræʃ ən, ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of k ration words

  • noun k ration an emergency field ration for U.S. armed forces when other food or rations are not available, consisting of three separate packaged meals of concentrated or dehydrated food. 1
  • noun k ration a small package containing emergency rations used by US and Allied forces in the field in World War II 0
  • noun k ration a compactly packaged meal for emergency use in the field by military personnel in World War II 0
  • noun k ration An individual daily combat food ration introduced by the United States Army during World War II and comprising three courses for breakfast, dinner and supper. 0

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Origin of k ration

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
1940-45; K for Ancel Keys (born 1904), American physiologist

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k ration popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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