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Latin ratiō calculation from ratus past participle of rērī to reckon, consider ar- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin ratio.
The ratio of criminal proceedings to population is, as a rule, much higher in the south than in the north.
This equation does not give us the value of the unknown factor but gives us a ratio between two unknowns.
In the election of 1896 all the parties in the state declared in favour of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.
The ratio "weight to volume" is the absolute density.
In the latter he advocated the unlimited coinage of silver, irrespective of international agreement, at a ratio of 16 to 1, a policy with which his name was afterwards most prominently associated.
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