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IEVref: | 102-01-23 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | ratio | ||

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Definition: | quotient of two numbers or two quantities of the same kind Note 1 to entry: The ratio of two quantities of the same kind is a quantity of dimension one. Examples: transfer ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, transformation ratio. Note 2 to entry: The ratio $a/b$ is expressed by the words “ratio of Note 3 to entry: For the ratio of two quantities, the term “index” is sometimes used in place of ratio. Examples: refractive index, loss index. | ||

Publication date: | 2017-07 | ||

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Replaces: | 102-01-23:2007-08 | ||

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Note 1 to entry: The ratio of two quantities of the same kind is a quantity of dimension one. Examples: transfer ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, transformation ratio.

Note 2 to entry: The ratio $a/b$ is expressed by the words “ratio of *a* to *b*”.

Note 3 to entry: For the ratio of two quantities, the term “index” is sometimes used in place of ratio. Examples: refractive index, loss index.