What does ratio mean?

Definitions for ratio
ˈreɪ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊra·tio

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rationoun

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

  2. 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

  1. rationoun

    A number representing a comparison between two things.

  2. rationoun

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

  3. rationoun

    Short for ratio decidendi.

  4. Etymology: From ratio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. Rationoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. 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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    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

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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. William Dudley:

    I was always more in the camp that demand for reserves is going to be higher in the new environment because of changes in regulation, like the liquidity coverage ratio that increases the demand for high-quality assets.

  2. Minggao Shen:

    Deflation this year is definitely a risk, we continue to argue that deflation provides more room for policy easing. Our best-case scenario is still two more rate cuts in the first half of this year and maybe three to four reserve requirement ratio cuts this year.

  3. Chief Executive Peter Berdowski:

    The great result in 2014 has enabled us to strengthen our balance sheet sooner than we expected, with the solvency ratio now exceeding 53 percent.

  4. Amanda McKenzie:

    Only a very small fraction of disaster spending is committed to preparedness and resilience building. We would expect to see a big shift in this ratio to see a much bigger focus on preparedness given the escalating risk of climate-fuelled disasters.

  5. Oliver Nugent:

    Lead's a tight market, and it appears that traders are quite actively shorting the zinc/lead ratio, which has been overstretched for a long time.

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