# Ratio vs. Radio — What's the Difference?

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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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Radio is the technology of signaling and communicating using radio waves. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves of frequency between 30 hertz (Hz) and 300 gigahertz (GHz).
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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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Electromagnetic radiation with lower frequencies and longer wavelengths than those of microwaves, having frequencies lower than 300 megahertz and wavelengths longer than 1 meter.
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Relation in degree or number between two similar things.
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The transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves within this range, especially when convertible to audible sounds
The use of radio in warfare.
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The relative value of silver and gold in a currency system that is bimetallic.
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A device, such as a walkie-talkie, that transmits or receives such signals.
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(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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The system or industry that broadcasts programs of audio content to the public or subscribers by means of radio waves or over the internet
She was famous during the early days of radio.
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A number representing a comparison between two named things.
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Audio content, especially short programs or sets of songs, created for or distributed through such a system
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(arithmetic) The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).
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An electronic device for listening to radio programming, consisting of a tuner and speakers.
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#### Ratio

(legal) ratio decidendi
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(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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To transmit a message to by radio
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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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To transmit messages or a message by radio
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Indicates disagreement with a post the user disagrees with or dislikes.
L + ratio
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(uncountable) The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves.
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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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(countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.
We heard a lovely song on the radio.
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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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(countable) On-board entertainment system in a car, usually including a radio receiver as well as the capability to play audio from recorded media.
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The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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(countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.
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I think the boat is sinking; we'd better radio for help. / I radioed him already. / Radio the coordinates this time. / OK. I radioed them the coordinates.
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(transitive) To order or assist (to a location), using telecommunications.
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Medium for communication
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An electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
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A communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
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