Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ratio
IPA transcription: [ɹ'eɪʃi,oʊ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ratio
    Meaning: the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Usage examples
  • 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.