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.

    Etymology: From ratio.

  2. rationoun

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

    Etymology: From ratio.

  3. rationoun

    Short for ratio decidendi.

    Etymology: From ratio.

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

    Etymology: [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See Reason.]

  2. 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

  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

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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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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. Jim Strugger:

    The put-to-call open interest ratio near an all-time low suggests pretty bullish positioning into the quarter.

  2. Sidney Gavignet:

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

  3. Anuj Somany:

    There is not much difference between an economist and a palmist because of the similarity of the success ratio of the predictions of both.

  4. Bruce Goldfarb:

    It is difficult to wage a successful' withhold' campaign, however, in the case of Tribune Publishing, the' withhold' ratio was really high.

  5. Mike Piwowar:

    It is the unsubstantiated assertion that these products contribute to increased volatility in the financial markets because they must rebalance their portfolios in the same direction as the contemporaneous return on the underlying assets in order to maintain a constant leverage ratio.

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