Definition of 'ratio'
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It has the eighth highest ratio of green space in Germany. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A stronger economy would reduce some of the political pressures on governments by easing fiscal pressures and improving debt ratios. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Although average debt servicing ratios remain low, the ability of some households to service their debt could be challenged by a period of higher unemployment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ratio of public debt to GDP stands at 84 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Managers often measure the performance of a firm by the ratio of income to total assets. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Set a ratio of three to one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If they are equal in length the ratio is one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But you still need some way of judging whether a ratio is high or low. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The payout ratio measures the proportion of earnings that is paid out as dividends. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)There is an alternative story which could explain the inverse relationship between profitability and debt ratios. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Keep in mind that many loan covenants are based on the results of key debt ratios. Christianity Today (2000)The "times interest earned "ratio measures how much clear air there is between hurdle and hurdler. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)For example, the ratios shown earlier in book are often applied. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Film geeks are unreasonably excited that the movie uses three aspect ratios, including academy and widescreen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Two decades ago, this ratio was one to one. AHEAD OF THE MARKET (2003)The higher the ratio, the more aggressive a company has been at taking on debt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)New landlords with a high loan-to-value ratio face the real prospect of negative equity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Second, the extent of quality differences is measured by that ratio itself. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)Your book debt ratio would be 100 percent. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)It is a good plum, with a high ratio of flesh to stone. Food Watch (1994)The beta of the asset increases in proportion to the ratio of the value of the fixed costs to the value of the asset. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Otherwise, the economy would show no growth and it would remain trapped at a constant ratio of income to population. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)The relationship between staff and prisoners and the role of the prison officer is to some extent determined by the ratio of one to the other. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Politicians may be tempted to make much of the slightly improved affordability of property, as measured by the ratio of prices to earnings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The wealth and power of the country and the English-speaking parts of its colonial empire grew in ratio to the size of this homely unit. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)For example, the ratio of man to machine at our machine shop in Gloucestershire is one to six. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'ratio'
British English: ratio /ˈreɪʃɪˌəʊ/ NOUN
The ratio of something is the relationship between two things expressed in numbers or amounts, to show how much greater one is than the other.
The adult to child ratio is 1 to 6.
- American English: ratio
- Arabic: نِسْبَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: proporção
- Chinese: 比率
- Croatian: omjer
- Czech: poměr velikostí
- Danish: forhold
- Dutch: verhouding
- European Spanish: proporción
- Finnish: suhde matemaattinen
- French: rapport comparaison
- German: Verhältnis Menge
- Greek: λόγος αναλογία
- Italian: rapporto
- Japanese: 比率
- Korean: 비율
- Norwegian: forhold
- Polish: stosunek proporcja
- European Portuguese: proporção
- Romanian: raport
- Russian: соотношение
- Spanish: proporción
- Swedish: förhållande
- Thai: อัตราส่วน
- Turkish: oran
- Ukrainian: співвідношення
- Vietnamese: tỷ lệ
Definition of ratio from the Collins English Dictionary
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