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ra·tio

ratio

 
 
pronunciation:
reI shi o
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ratios
definition 1: a relation or comparison between numbers or things based on amount or degree.
The school counts the number of male and female students to find the ratio of boys to girls in the school.My mother remembers the ratio of sugar to flour in the recipe.
similar words:
proportion
definition 2: the relation between two numbers seen as the number of times the second number can be divided into the first.
If there are 6 apples and 3 oranges in a fruit basket, the ratio of apples to oranges is 2 to 1.
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