Meaning: the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
The equants might divide the line in any arbitrary ratio.
In other words, the ratio of r^3 to T^2 for every planet is the same.
In broken mathematics We estimate our prize, Vast, in its fading ratio, To our penurious eyes!
Since that time two counter forces have been at work to affect the ratio of manufacturing establishments to population.
The resultant of these movements during the thirty years ending in 1900 is somewhat surprising: the ratio of factories (with an output worth five hundred dollars) to population has somewhat increased.
There were twenty-four thousand grist-mills in 1880, eighteen thousand in 1890, and twenty-five thousand in 1900, a change of ratio from two thousand one hundred to three thousand population per grist-mill.
In 1870 there were two hundred and fifty-two thousand establishments; in 1890, three hundred and fifty-five thousand, and in 1900, five hundred and twelve thousand, a ratio to population of one to one hundred and sixty-two, one hundred and seventy-seven, and one hundred and forty-four respectively.
If the diameter is still further decreased, the ratio of the surface to the volume will proportionally grow larger; in other words, the pressure will gain upon the attraction, and whatever their original ratio may have been, a time will come, if the diminution of size continues, when the pressure will become more effective than the attraction, and the body will be driven away.