What does ratio mean?

Definitions for ratio
ˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊra·tio

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  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.]

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

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

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

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How to say ratio in sign language?

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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

Examples of ratio in a Sentence

  1. Zhou Mubing:

    Although its (small business lending's) NPL ratio is higher.

  2. Abigail Disney:

    By any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane.

  3. Peter Borgdorff:

    At the current coverage ratio of 92.2% we must cut pensions in 2020.

  4. Xiao Shijun:

    I think market players still expect a cut in reserve requirement ratio.

  5. Sidney Gavignet:

    The ratio of power and weight is greater on this boat. It’s a machine.

Images & Illustrations of ratio

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