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noun Sociology.
the proportional distribution of the sexes in a population aggregate, expressed as the number of males per 100 females.
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Origin of sex ratio

First recorded in 1905–10
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sex ratio

n.
The proportion of males to females in a given population, usually expressed as the number of males per 100 females at a specific stage in life, especially at conception, birth, and a given stage between birth and death.
The ratio of the numbers of males to females affected by a particular disease or trait.
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