Meaning of RATIO in English
ra ‧ ti ‧ o W3 AC /ˈreɪʃiəʊ $ ˈreɪʃoʊ/ BrE AmE noun ( plural ratios ) [countable]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: 'calculation, reason' , from ratus ; ⇨ ↑ rate 1 ]
a relationship between two amounts, represented by a pair of numbers showing how much bigger one amount is than the other ⇨ proportion
the ratio of something to something
The ratio of nursing staff to doctors is 2:1.
the ratio between profits and incomes
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012