ratio (ˈreɪʃɪˌəʊ) | |
—n , pl -tios | |
1. | a measure of the relative size of two classes expressible as a proportion: the ratio of boys to girls is 2 to 1 |
2. | maths See also proportion a quotient of two numbers or quantities |
[C17: from Latin: a reckoning, from rērī to think; see |
ratio ra·tio (rā'shō, rā'shē-ō')
n. pl. ra·tios
Relation in degree or number between two similar things.
The relation between two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other.
ratio (rā'shō, rā'shē-ō') Pronunciation Key
A relationship between two quantities, normally expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other. For example, if a box contains six red marbles and four blue marbles, the ratio of red marbles to blue marbles is 6 to 4, also written 6:4. A ratio can also be expressed as a decimal or percentage. |
An expression of the relative size of two numbers by showing one divided by the other.