  # Fraction vs. Ratio — What's the Difference? ## Compare with Definitions

#### Fraction

(Mathematics) An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities, such as 1/3 .
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#### Ratio

In mathematics, a ratio indicates how many times one number contains another. For example, if there are eight oranges and six lemons in a bowl of fruit, then the ratio of oranges to lemons is eight to six (that is, 8∶6, which is equivalent to the ratio 4∶3).
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#### Fraction

A disconnected piece; a fragment.
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#### Ratio

The quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other
The ratio of men's jobs to women's is 8 to 1
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#### Fraction

A small part; a bit
Moved a fraction of a step.
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#### Ratio

Relation in degree or number between two similar things.
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#### Fraction

A chemical component separated by fractionation.
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#### Ratio

The relative value of silver and gold in a currency system that is bimetallic.
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#### Fraction

A part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.
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#### Ratio

(Mathematics) A relationship between two quantities, normally expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; for example, the ratio of 7 to 4 can be written 7:4 or 7/4. A ratio can often also be expressed as a decimal or percentage.
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#### Fraction

(arithmetic) A ratio of two numbers (numerator and denominator), usually written one above the other and separated by a horizontal bar called the vinculum or, alternatively, in sequence on the same line and separated by a solidus (diagonal bar).
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#### Ratio

A number representing a comparison between two named things.
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#### Fraction

(chemistry) A component of a mixture, separated by fractionation.
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#### Ratio

(arithmetic) The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).
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#### Fraction

(Christianity) In a eucharistic service, the breaking of the host.
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#### Ratio

(legal) ratio decidendi
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A small amount.
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#### Ratio

(Internet) The number of comments to a post or other expression on social media relative to the number of likes; a high ratio suggests disagreement with the contents of the original post.
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#### Fraction

(archaic) The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
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#### Ratio

To respond to a post or message on social media in a greater number than the number of likes the post receives, especially to condemn or mock the original poster.
The politician's post was quickly ratioed due to its controversial nature.
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#### Fraction

To divide or break into fractions.
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#### Ratio

Indicates disagreement with a post the user disagrees with or dislikes.
L + ratio
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#### Fraction

The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to any fraction or breaking up.
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#### Ratio

The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient of the division of the first by the second; thus, the ratio of 3 to 6 is expressed by
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#### Fraction

A portion; a fragment.
Some niggard fractions of an hour.
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#### Ratio

Hence, fixed relation of number, quantity, or degree; rate; proportion; as, the ratio of representation in Congress.
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#### Fraction

One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
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#### Ratio

The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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#### Fraction

To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; - frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.
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#### Fraction

A component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
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#### Fraction

A small part or item forming a piece of a whole
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#### Fraction

The quotient of two rational numbers
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#### Fraction

Perform a division;
Can you divide 49 by seven?
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