the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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"
A number representing a comparison between two things.
The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).
Short for ratio decidendi.
Origin: From ratio.
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
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rā′shi-o, n. the relation or the proportion of one thing to another: reason, cause: (mus.) the relation between the vibration-numbers of two tones. [L. ratio, reason—rēri, ratus, to think.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Ratio' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4354
Rank popularity for the word 'Ratio' in Nouns Frequency: #1195
The numerical value of Ratio in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Ratio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think market players still expect a cut in reserve requirement ratio.
The whole sector ... could be at risk of having to make a choice between keeping a high dividend payout ratio or (spending on) investing, these stocks can go lower.
Fixing the ratio of variable remuneration to basic salaries does not equate to a 'cap on bankers bonuses', or fixing the level of pay, because there is no limit imposed on the basic salaries that the bonuses are pegged against.
This means that pressure will rise on the government to do more to stimulate growth, we expect a reserve requirement ratio cut in December, introduction of reverse repos this week, and another (interest) rate cut in the first quarter. The yuan should rise further on the data.
Instead of 10, 20 or 100 engineers who apply to work with you, we give you one or two, and we’re very careful and precise about who we send you, so that you have a great experience, our average ratio of people we send who get accepted is 1.7 to 1. Successful staffing companies have a ratio—that they’re proud of—of about 15 to 1.
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- relación, razón, cociente, proporciónSpanish
- suhde, suhdelukuFinnish
- ratio, rapportFrench
- hlutfallstala, hlutfall, hlutfall milli tveggja stærðaIcelandic
- ragione, rapportoItalian
- współczynnik, stosunekPolish
- соотношение, коэффициент, отношениеRussian
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