# ratio meaning

## MeaningMobile

**Noun:****ratio**reyshow- The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
- The relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree

- proportion

**Derived forms:**ratios**See also:**irrational, rational**Type of:**magnitude relation, quantitative relation**Encyclopedia:**Ratio

[Business]*AmE*/*noun*[C] (**ratios**)**ACCOUNTING RATIO**,**ACID-TEST RATIO**,**ASSET TURNOVER RATIO**,**BOOK-TO-BILL RATIO**,**CAPITAL ADEQUACY RATIO**,**CAPITALIZATION RATIO**,**CAPITAL RATIO**,**CASH RATIO**,**CASH-DEPOSIT RATIO**,**COMBINED RATIO**,**CONTACT-TO-ORDER RATIO**,**CURRENT RATIO**,**DEBT-EQUITY RATIO**,**DEBT RATIO**,**DEBT SERVICE RATIO**,**DEBT-TO-EQUITY RATIO**,**EXPENSE RATIO**,**FINANCIAL RATIO**,**INVENTORY TURNOVER RATIO**,**INVENTORY-TO-SALES RATIO**,**LIQUID RATIO**,**LIQUIDITY RATIO**,**OPERATING EXPENSE RATIO**,**P/D RATIO**,**P/E RATIO**,**PAYOUT RATIO**,**PRICE-DIVIDEND RATIO**,**PRICE-EARNINGS RATIO**,**SOLVENCY RATIO**,**STOCK TURNOVER RATIO**,**TURNOVER RATIO**the relationship between two groups of people, things or amounts of money that is represented by two numbers or a percentage showing how much larger one group is than the other:

*Ten years ago, the ratio of employees to customers was about 1:10.**the ratio of a company's share price to its earnings**The ratio of public sector debt to GDP was 55% in January.**The ratio of passengers to seats available has fallen.**The bank has a high trainer-to-employee ratio.***⇨****PROPORTION**(2)

[Economics]

The result of dividing one number by another. Ratios are widely used in economics to compare securities or institutions. A price-earnings (P/E) ratio, for example, is a share price divided by the earnings per share of a company; a reserve ratio is the amount of reserve assets held by a bank or other financial institution divided by its total liabilities. This allows meaningful comparisons of shares of different market values, or banks with different levels of total assets.**See also:**capital-output ratio, financial ratios, location, price-earnings ratio, and reserve ratio

[Medicine]

n*pl***ra·tios****:**the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things —see SEX RATIO

## Examples

- The cross ratio he called anharmonic ratio.
- The cross ratio he called anharmonic ratio.
- Population can increase in a geometric ratio.
- The ratio between the two sides is one to four.
- Scientists are trying to increase that ratio.
- This is the prime ratio of the nascent increments.
- Subsistence only increases in an arithmetic ratio.
- A step-down transformer has a turns ratio less than 1.
- As a result, a more even air-fuel ratio is maintained.
- Higher ratios can be used with more exotic fuels.

## Other Languages

- "ratio" meaning in Chinese: n. (pl. ratios)1.比，比率，比值；比例；系数。2.【经济学】复本位制中金银的法定比价。 短语和例子...
- "ratio" meaning in Japanese: ratio n. (pl. ～s) 比, 比率, 割合. 【動詞＋】 ◆What ratio does the pr...
- "ratio" meaning in Russian: 1) отношение, коэффициент; пропорция; соотношение Ex: net ...
- "ratio" meaning in French: n. rapport, taux, proportion