Meaning of RATIO in English



Pronunciation: ' r ā -( ˌ )sh ō , -sh ē - ˌ ō

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural ra · tios

Etymology: Latin, computation, reason ― more at REASON

Date: 1660

1 a : the indicated quotient of two mathematical expressions b : the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things : PROPORTION

2 : the expression of the relative values of gold and silver as determined by a country's currency laws

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