### What does **ratio** mean?

# Definitions for ratio

ˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊra·tio

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### Princeton's WordNet

rationoun

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

proportion, rationoun

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

rationoun

A number representing a comparison between two things.

rationoun

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

rationoun

Short for ratio decidendi.

**Etymology:**From ratio.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

RATIOnoun

Proportion.

**Etymology:**Latin.Whatever inclinations the rays have to the plane of incidence, the sine of the angle of incidence of every ray considered apart, shall have to the sine of the angle of refraction a constant

*ratio.**George Cheyne, Philosophical Principles.*

### Wikipedia

Ratio

In mathematics, a ratio shows how many times one number contains another. For example, if there are eight oranges and six lemons in a bowl of fruit, then the ratio of oranges to lemons is eight to six (that is, 8:6, which is equivalent to the ratio 4:3). Similarly, the ratio of lemons to oranges is 6:8 (or 3:4) and the ratio of oranges to the total amount of fruit is 8:14 (or 4:7). The numbers in a ratio may be quantities of any kind, such as counts of people or objects, or such as measurements of lengths, weights, time, etc. In most contexts, both numbers are restricted to be positive. A ratio may be specified either by giving both constituting numbers, written as "a to b" or "a:b", or by giving just the value of their quotient a/b. Equal quotients correspond to equal ratios. Consequently, a ratio may be considered as an ordered pair of numbers, a fraction with the first number in the numerator and the second in the denominator, or as the value denoted by this fraction. Ratios of counts, given by (non-zero) natural numbers, are rational numbers, and may sometimes be natural numbers. When two quantities are measured with the same unit, as is often the case, their ratio is a dimensionless number. A quotient of two quantities that are measured with different units is called a rate.

### ChatGPT

ratio

A ratio refers to the quantitative relationship between two numbers or quantities, indicating how many times one value is contained within the other. It is usually expressed by dividing one quantity by the other, separated by a colon or as a fraction. Ratios are used in many fields such as mathematics, statistics, finance, and science to compare the sizes or amounts of different quantities.

### Webster Dictionary

Rationoun

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

Rationoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]

### Editors Contribution

ratio

A relationship of numbers of a specific amount.

The ratio of teachers to students has changed, the government recognize there are a variety of learning requirements so a classroom support is provided for every teacher.

Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020

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### Anagrams for ratio »

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### 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**

### Examples of ratio in a Sentence

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.The working aged population has peaked and is now declining and retirees are growing rapidly, so the

**ratio**of workers to retirees is becoming less favorable. But the**ratio**is still greater than 1.> LONDON, Jan 31( Reuters) - Europes glittering luxury companies, the regions top stock-market performers in 2023, may see yet more gains driven by a rebound in Chinese spending, but for some the sector is starting to look expensive.The likes of French luxury giant and Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH, and Swiss jewelry company Richemont( CFR.S), have benefited from the resilience of their wealthy customers against the cost-of-living crisis.Since the start of 2023, Chinas decision to allow more normal activity and dismantle its strict COVID-19 restrictions has provided another boost for the sector.An index of European luxury goods retailers(. dMIEU0TA00PUS) has rallied around 18 % so far this year, outperforming the wider pan-European STOXX 600(. STOXX), which is up 6.2 % in the same time frame.But the fact that luxury goods companies are not as cheap as they once were is a concern/point of attention, said Kasper Elmgreen, Head of Equities at Amundi, Europes largest asset manager.They’re much more fairly valued today, there is less that is perhaps undiscovered. The risk is that when something moves to being priced to perfection there is always a higher risk of disappointment.The price-to-earnings

**ratio**of the MSCI Europe luxury index is around 26, while that of the broader STOXX is closer to 13, according to Refinitiv data.Reuters GraphicsEuropean luxury has historically traded at a big premium relative to the broader market, but this has widened even further in recent years. At 23 times 12-month forward earnings, its current premium of 82 % is almost twice as much as the 20-year average, according to Refintiv Datastream.snapshotTHE APPLE OF EUROPES EYELVMH, Europes most valuable company by market capitalisation, has a PE**ratio**of around 30, while rival Hermes( HRMS.PA) has a valuation of almost 60, according to Refinitiv data. Apple( AAPL.O), the worlds most valuable company, commands a PE**ratio**of around 23. Jelena Sokolova, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, said that China reopening is the key issue for European luxury stocks this year, and is already at least 50 % priced in.Currently we do n’t see this sector as undervalued anymore... there were some opportunities last year, but they are fairly valued now, or a little too overvalued at the moment.Fixing the

**ratio**of variable remune**ratio**n 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.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.

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- نسبةArabic
- poměrCzech
- VerhältnisGerman
- λόγοςGreek
- proporción, cociente, relación, razónSpanish
- suhdeluku, suhdeFinnish
- rapport, ratioFrench
- arányHungarian
- hlutfall milli tveggja stærða, hlutfall, hlutfallstalaIcelandic
- rapporto, ragioneItalian
- ratioLatin
- അനുപാതംMalayalam
- nisbahMalay
- forholdNorwegian
- stosunek, współczynnikPolish
- razãoPortuguese
- соотношение, отношение, коэффициентRussian
- uwianoSwahili
- నిష్పత్తిTelugu
- 比Chinese

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