## Definitions for Ratioˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ

### Princeton's WordNet(3.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Ratio

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.]

### Suggested Resources(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. ratio

Song lyrics by ratio -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by ratio on the Lyrics.com website.

### British National Corpus

1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'Ratio' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3413

2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

3. Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'Ratio' in Nouns Frequency: #1195

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Ratio in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Ratio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

# Translations for Ratio

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• poměr
• Verhältnis
• λόγος
• relación, razón, cociente, proporción
• suhde, suhdeluku
• ratio, rapport
• arány
• hlutfallstala, hlutfall, hlutfall milli tveggja stærða
• ragione, rapporto
• ratio
• അനുപാതം
• nisbah
• forhold
• współczynnik, stosunek
• razão
• соотношение, коэффициент, отношение
• uwiano
• నిష్పత్తి

# Translation

#### Find a translation for the Ratio definition in other languages:

Select another language:

# Citation

## Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Ratio." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 Nov. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Ratio>.