ratio

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Ratio is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɻeɪ.ʃi.oʊ/
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Noun[change]

Singular
ratio

Plural
ratios

  1. A ratio is the comparison in size or number between two things. It is written x:y and read x to y. It is the same as the fraction \frac {x} {y}.
    The ratio of men's jobs to women's is 8 to 1.
    But Germany now has one of the highest ratios of spending to GDP in the European Community.
    The low student/teacher ratio makes this a great school.

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