rations, 3rd person singular present; rationed, past participle; rationed, past tense; rationing, present participle;
Allow each person to have only a fixed amount of (a particular commodity)
shoes were rationed from 1943
Allow someone to have only (a fixed amount of a certain commodity)
they were requested to ration themselves to one glass of wine each
the act of rationing; "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"
(rationed) distributed equitably in limited individual portions; "got along as best we could on rationed meat and sugar"
Rationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services. Rationing controls the size of the ration, one's allotted portion of the resources being distributed on a particular day or at a particular time.
Rationing is a 1944 film starring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main. The screen comedy was directed by Willis Goldbeck.
Where the government restricts the amount of a good that people are allowed to buy.
Rationing began in the US in 1942 in order to preserve resources, such as gas, food and rubber. Americans were given ration tickets to control the amount of gasoline, meat, sugar, butter and even shoes.
Controlling the supply of food, clothes, petrol and other things.
Reducing water consumption (usually represented by a percentage of total water use. example: 15%)
the system set up during World War Two to make sure goods in short supply were available equally to all at fair prices. Purchases of about twenty products including sugar, meat, coffee, butter, and gasoline were controlled with special government coupons. ...
Rationing of petrol began in Britain almost as soon as war was declared. Food rationing followed in January 1940, clothing in June 1941. ...
Decisions about allocating resources or setting priorities. These may be decisions about which services to provide as part of the NHS and which not to provide, as well as decisions about who should be treated and who not.
In health care, the allocation of scarce medical resources among competing individuals or groups; occurs when not all care expected to be beneficial is provided to all patients, usually because of cost; also known as lifeboat ethics.
The allocation of product among customers, or components among manufactured goods during periods of short supply. When price is used to allocate product, it's allocated to those willing to pay the most.
attempting to equalize a shortage nearly always caused by government