Definition of Sex Ratio
(noun) The number of males compared to the number of females in a population.
Sex Ratio Pronunciation
Syllabification: sex ra·tio
- American English – /sEks rAY-shee-oh/
- British English – /sEks rAY-shioh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /sɛks ˈreɪʃiˌoʊ/
- British English – /sɛks ˈreɪʃɪəʊ/
- Plural: sex ratios
- Variant spelling: sex-ratio
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
sex ratio. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/sex-ratio/
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “sex ratio.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/sex-ratio/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“sex ratio.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sex-ratio/>.