HyperDic: ratio

English > 2 senses of the word ratio:
NOUNrelationratiothe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
relationratio, proportionthe relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
ratio > pronunciation
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English > ratio: 2 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).
NarrowerMach numberThe ratio of the speed of a moving body to the speed of sound
abundance(chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust
abundance(physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
albedo, reflective powerThe ratio of reflected to incident light
aspect ratioThe ratio of the width to the height of a tv picture
average(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
cephalic index, breadth index, cranial indexRatio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull
eccentricity(geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section
efficiencyThe ratio of the output to the input of any system
employee turnover, turnover rate, turnoverThe ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
facial indexThe ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face
focal ratio, f number, stop number, speedThe ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera / camera) lens system
frequency, relative frequencyThe ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category / category to the total number of observations
hematocrit, haematocrit, packed cell volumeThe ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
intelligence quotient, IQ, I.Q.A measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test
load factor(aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)
loadingThe ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift
loss ratioThe ratio of the annual claims paid by an insurance company to the premiums received
magnificationThe ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
margin of profit, profit margin, gross marginThe ratio gross profits divided by net sales
mechanical advantageThe ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it
mileage, fuel consumption rate, gasoline mileage, gas mileageThe ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
odds, betting oddsThe ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
order of magnitude, magnitudeA number assigned to the ratio of two quantities
output-to-input ratioThe output power of a transducer divided by the input power
prevalence(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
price-to-earnings ratio, P/E ratio(stock market) the price / price of a stock divided by its earnings
productivity(economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time
proportionalityA ratio of two quantities that is constant
quotientThe ratio of two quantities to be divided
refractive index, index of refractionThe ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium
relative humidityThe ratio of the amount of water in the air at a give temperature to the maximum amount it could hold at that temperature
respiratory quotientThe 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
safety factor, factor of safetyThe ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use
signal-to-noise ratio, signal-to-noise, signal/noise ratio, signal/noise, S/NThe ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity
stoichiometry(chemistry) the relation between the quantities of substances that take part in a reaction or form a compound (typically a ratio of whole integers)
time constantThe ratio of the inductance of a circuit in henries to its resistance in ohms
Broadermagnitude relation, quantitative relationA relation between magnitudes
Spanishcociente, índice, proporción, ratio, razón aritmética, razón, relación
Catalaníndex, proporció, raó, ràtio, relació
Adjectivesirrationalreal but not expressible as the quotient of two integers
rationalcapable of being expressed as a quotient of integers
English > ratio: 2 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree.
Synonymproportion
Broadermagnitude relation, quantitative relationA relation between magnitudes

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