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Antonyms for ratio

disproportion.

Quotes of ratio

  1. A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. – Margaret Atwood
  2. It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is. – Richard Parks Bland
  3. People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect. – Samuel Butler
  4. A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect. – John Jay Chapman
  5. Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. – Gustave Courbet
  6. We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio I do believe we need to continue space flights, but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space. – Lincoln Davis
  7. When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers. – Humphry Davy
  8. It's probably fair to say that the ratio of time our Connector developers spend in the debugger versus the Emacs buffer is higher than with most software. – Nat Friedman
  9. Nominally, there is one executive for every eight federal employees, a ratio that would bankrupt many private industries. – Martin L. Gross
  10. It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up. – Lawrence Hargrave
  11. Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held. – Aldous Huxley
  12. Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio – Thomas Malthus
  13. In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U. S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty. – William Odom
  14. There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections of an entire class of models, which of course they were not. – Thomas J. Sargent
  15. The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other. – H. G. Wells

Usage examples for ratio

  1. You are to him simply a clothes- peg and your merit is in exact ratio to the clothes you carry. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  2. As the distances are in each case supposed to be equal, the attractive powers will be proportional to the masses, and hence we conclude that the mass of Sirius, together with that of his companion, is to the mass of the sun, together with that of his planet, in the ratio of three and a half to one. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  3. For more than a century she has been sowing the wind, carrying, and in the direct ratio of their connection with her, poverty and slavery into important countries of the earth. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  4. A few more centuries of progression, increasing in its ratio as time draws to a close, will hasten on the coming of our Lord. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  5. This charge would be short of the proper ratio of dry soil. – The Copper-Clad World by Harl Vincent
  6. At the time of this visit to the army, the attention of the general officers, who then met me in conference, was called to the obligation created by law to organize the troops, when the numbers tendered by any State permitted it, into brigades and divisions composed of the regiments, battalions, or companies of such State, and to assign general and staff officers in the ratio of the troops thus received. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  7. It has already begun to influence the elections of the United States; and should the Papal superstition be destined to live so long, and should its membership continue to increase at the present ratio there will be as many Papists a century hence in the great valley of the Mississippi, and the tracts adjacent, as are at present in all Europe. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  8. What does a double negative do to my ratio – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  9. She tries to escape, when she can afford it, by adopting the apparently simple expedient of paying other people to perform these necessary and unnecessary household duties, but this expedient fails; the " social duties" increase in the same ratio as the servants increase and the task of overseeing these latter itself proves formidable. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  10. I know not; but one thing I do know, the guilt of the North is increasing in a tremendous ratio as light is pouring in upon her on the subject and the sin of slavery. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  11. Its first accumulation is slow, but as it proceeds the accumulation becomes rapid in a high ratio and the element of self- denial declines. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  12. Land acquisition was thus tied in a fixed ratio to population increase. – Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 by Wilcomb E. Washburn
  13. It should be observed, that the above ratio was full avoirdupoise weight, without any deduction whatever. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  14. In the conflict between the Will and the Imagination, the force of the Imagination is in direct ratio to the square of the Will. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  15. With old- style rockets they'd a' had to have a mass ratio of a hundred and twenty to one. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  16. Should the ratio of increase in the number of our merchant vessels be progressive, and be as great for the future as during the past year, the time is not distant when our tonnage and commercial marine will be larger than that of any other nation in the world. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. In the case of the producers of corn, we saw that prices were practically uniform at any given place, being fixed by the ratio of supply and demand in the chief markets of the world. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  18. It is a curious fact that any land projecting above the surface of the water is interesting and exciting in inverse ratio to its size. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe