Meaning of RATIO in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈrā-(ˌ)shō, -shē-ˌō ]


( plural ra·tios )

Etymology: Latin, computation, reason — more at reason

Date: 1660


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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