# Definitions for **Ratio**ˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **Ratio**

### Princeton's WordNet

ratio(noun)

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

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"

### Wiktionary

ratio(Noun)

A number representing a comparison between two things.

ratio(Noun)

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

ratio(Noun)

Short for ratio decidendi.

**Origin:** From ratio.

### Webster Dictionary

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

Ratio(noun)

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

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

### Freebase

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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### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

Although its (small business lending's) NPL

**ratio**is higher.I think market players still expect a cut in reserve requirement

**ratio.**The

**ratio**of power and weight is greater on this boat. It’s a machine.The loan-to-deposit

**ratio**is the biggest administrative restriction over banks.It's a space-to-forces

**ratio**problem. They don't have enough forces to hold areas.

# Translations for **Ratio**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- poměrCzech
- λόγοςGreek
- relación, razón, cociente, proporciónSpanish
- suhde, suhdelukuFinnish
- ratio, rapportFrench
- arányHungarian
- hlutfallstala, hlutfall, hlutfall milli tveggja stærðaIcelandic
- ragione, rapportoItalian
- അനുപാതംMalayalam
- nisbahMalay
- forholdNorwegian
- współczynnik, stosunekPolish
- razãoPortuguese
- соотношение, коэффициент, отношениеRussian
- uwianoSwahili
- నిష్పత్తిTelugu

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