Part of speech: noun

Relation of degree, number, etc.; proportion; rate.

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Usage examples "ratio":

  1. As the size of these vessels increases, so does the ratio of their carrying capacity. - "The Secrets of the German War Office", Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves.
  2. The velocity ratio is, therefore, as the length of B Q is to that of A R, or, what is the same thing, as the radius of the base circle of one wheel is to that of the other. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  3. But Fionn would see and know, or he would under- stand a decent ratio of his visions. - "Irish Fairy Tales", James Stephens.