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ratio: The ratio of two quantities expressed in terms of the same unit is the fraction that has the first quantity as numerator and the second as denominator. For example, if in a group of 100 people 5 die, the ratio of deaths to the total number in the group is 5/100=1/20=.05. Ratios are indicated also by writing the two values with a colon between them, e.g., the ratio of 4 to 8 can be expressed by 4:8 as well as by 4/8.

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ra·tio / ˈrāshō; ˈrāshēˌō/ • n. (pl. -tios) the quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other: the ratio of men's jobs to women's is 8 to 1. ∎  the relative value of silver and gold in a bimetallic system of currency.

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ratio Number relating two numbers or two quantities of the same kind, such as two prices or two lengths, that indicates their relative magnitude. Ratios, as of the numbers 3 and 4, can be written as a fraction 3/4, or with a colon (3:4).

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ratio In remote sensing, the digital number value of one band of a multispectral image divided by the digital number value of another band. The ratio allows analysis of relative differences between channels.

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ratio relation of one quantity to another XVII; †ration XVIII. — L. ratiō; see REASON.

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