Definitions for Ratioˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ

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  1. ratio(noun)

    the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

  2. proportion, ratio(noun)

    the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree

    "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin"

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  1. ratio(Noun)

    A number representing a comparison between two things.

  2. ratio(Noun)

    The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).

  3. ratio(Noun)

    Short for ratio decidendi.

  4. Origin: From ratio.

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  1. Ratio(noun)

    the relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient of the division of the first by the second; thus, the ratio of 3 to 6 is expressed by / or /; of a to b by a/b; or (less commonly) the second term is made the dividend; as, a:b = b/a

  2. Ratio(noun)

    hence, fixed relation of number, quantity, or degree; rate; proportion; as, the ratio of representation in Congress

  3. Origin: [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See Reason.]

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  1. Ratio

    In mathematics, a ratio is a relationship between two numbers of the same kind, usually expressed as "a to b" or a:b, sometimes expressed arithmetically as a dimensionless quotient of the two that explicitly indicates how many times the first number contains the second. In layman's terms a ratio represents, for every amount of one thing, how much there is of another thing. For example, supposing one has 8 oranges and 6 lemons in a bowl of fruit, the ratio of oranges to lemons would be 4:3 while the ratio of lemons to oranges would be 3:4. Additionally, the ratio of oranges to the total amount of fruit is 4:7. The 4:7 ratio can be further converted to a fraction of 4/7 to represent how much of the fruit is oranges.

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