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Definition 1: the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where ratio or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations
  • a dry martini has a large proportion of gin

Synonyms for ratio in the sense of this definition

(ratio is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

Definition 2: the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient) - [noun denoting linkdef]

(ratio is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio gross profits divided by net sales

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of two quantities to be divided

(... is a kind of ratio ) a ratio of two quantities that is constant

(... is a kind of ratio ) (economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time

(... is a kind of ratio ) (stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings

(... is a kind of ratio ) (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population

(... is a kind of ratio ) the output power of a transducer divided by the input power

(... is a kind of ratio ) a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the amount of water in the air at a given temperature to the maximum amount it could hold at that temperature; expressed as a percentage

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide expired to the volume of oxygen consumed by an organism or cell in a given period of time

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity

(... is a kind of ratio ) (chemistry) the relation between the quantities of substances that take part in a reaction or form a compound (typically a ratio of whole integers)

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the inductance of a circuit in henries to its resistance in ohms

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another

"he offered odds of two to one"

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it

(... is a kind of ratio ) (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million

(... is a kind of ratio ) (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of reflected to incident light

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the width to the height of a tv picture

(... is a kind of ratio ) (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

(... is a kind of ratio ) ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the output to the input of any system

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit

(... is a kind of ratio ) a measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test; the ratio of a person's mental age to their chronological age (multiplied by 100)

(... is a kind of ratio ) (aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the annual claims paid by an insurance company to the premiums received

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the speed of a moving body to the speed of sound

(... is a kind of ratio ) the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object

(... is a kind of ratio ) (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis

"a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity"

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