Definitions for Ratioˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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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    Rank popularity for the word 'Ratio' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4354

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