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rationoun [C]

uk   /ˈreɪ.ʃi.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural ratios)
C1 the ​relationship between two ​groups or ​amounts that ​expresses how much ​bigger one is than the other: The ratio of men to women at the ​conference was ten to one/10:1. The ​school is ​trying to ​improveits pupil-teacher ratio (= the ​number of ​teacherscompared with the ​number of ​students).
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rationoun [C]

 us   /ˈreɪ·ʃIˌoʊ/ (plural ratios)
mathematics a ​comparison of two ​numberscalculated by ​dividing Ratio is also a ​relationship between two ​groups or ​amounts that ​expresses how much ​bigger one is than the other: a ​low student-teacher ratio The ratio of men to women at the ​conference was ten to one.
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(Definition of ratio from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ratio”
in Spanish proporción…
in Vietnamese tỷ lệ…
in Malaysian nisbah…
in Thai อัตราส่วน…
in French proportion…
in German das Verhältnis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 比, 比例, 比率…
in Turkish oran, nispet…
in Russian соотношение…
in Indonesian perbandingan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 比, 比例, 比率…
in Polish stosunek, proporcja…
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