the proportional distribution of the sexes in a population aggregate, expressed as the number of males per 100 females.
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.
noun, Informal. 1. a sexually attractive person. noun 1. (slang) a person, esp a young woman, considered as being sexually very attractive sexpot
noun, Fine Arts. 1. the subtle and minute gradation of tone and color used to blur or veil the contours of a form in painting. noun 1. (in painting) a gradual transition between areas of different colour, avoiding sharp outlines
abbreviation (in South Africa) 1. Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery, South Africa’s leading wine producer
plural noun (films, television) 1. short for sound effects See sound effect 2. short for special effects SFX 1. sound effects 2. special effects