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ratio

noun [C]     /ˈreɪʃiəʊ/ (plural ratios)
the relationship between two amounts , represented by two numbers or a percentage , expressing how much bigger one is than the other: the ratio of sth to sth The ratio of exports to imports also improved from 70.4% to 83.2%. The ratio of house prices to earnings is 55% above its average level in the past 20 years . The ratio of men to women at the conference was 10:1. The company was performing well according to all the key ratios. → See also accounting ratio, acid test ratio, asset turnover ratio, book-to-bill ratio, capital adequacy ratio, capital ratio, cash ratio, cash deposit ratio, collection ratio, combined ratio, current ratio, debt/equity ratio, debt ratio, debt coverage ratio, debt service ratio, dividend payout ratio, dividend-price ratio, expense ratio, financial ratio, inventory-to-sales ratio, liquid ratio, liquidity ratio, loan-to-value ratio, management ratio, net P/E ratio, net quick assets ratio, operating expense ratio, payout ratio, P/D ratio, P/E ratio, price-dividend ratio, price/earnings ratio, reserve ratio, solvency ratio, stock turnover ratio, turnover ratio
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