### What does **Ratio** mean?

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

#### Here are all the 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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

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.]

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### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Written Corpus Frequency

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

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Ratio in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

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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# Translations for **Ratio**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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