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ratio

ra·tio

ratio

 
 
pronunciation:
reI shi o
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ratios
definition 1: a proportional relation between numbers or things based on amount or degree.
What is the ratio of men to women in the school?I remember the ratio of sugar to flour in the recipe.
similar words:
mix, proportion
definition 2: the relation between two numbers seen as the number of times one is contained in the other.
the ratio of five to two
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