Duplicate ratio
duplicate du"pli*cate, a. [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See {Duplex}.] Double; twofold. [1913 Webster]

{Duplicate proportion} or {Duplicate ratio} (Math.), the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus, in geometrical proportion, the first term to the third is said to be in a duplicate ratio of the first to the second, or as its square is to the square of the second. Thus, in 2, 4, 8, 16, the ratio of 2 to 8 is a duplicate of that of 2 to 4, or as the square of 2 is to the square of 4. [1913 Webster]


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  • Duplicate ratio — Ratio Ra ti*o (r[=a] sh[i^]*[ o] or r[=a] sh[ o]), n. [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See {Reason}.] 1. (Math.) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duplicate ratio — noun Ratio of the squares of the quantities • • • Main Entry: ↑duplicate …   Useful english dictionary

  • duplicate — du pli*cate, a. [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See {Duplex}.] Double; twofold. [1913 Webster] {Duplicate proportion} or {Duplicate ratio} (Math.), the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus, in geometrical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duplicate proportion — duplicate du pli*cate, a. [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See {Duplex}.] Double; twofold. [1913 Webster] {Duplicate proportion} or {Duplicate ratio} (Math.), the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ratio — Ra ti*o (r[=a] sh[i^]*[ o] or r[=a] sh[ o]), n. [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See {Reason}.] 1. (Math.) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ratio of a geometrical progression — Ratio Ra ti*o (r[=a] sh[i^]*[ o] or r[=a] sh[ o]), n. [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See {Reason}.] 1. (Math.) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ratio — This article is about the mathematical concept. For the Swedish institute, see Ratio Institute. For the academic journal, see Ratio (journal). For the philosophical concept, see Reason. For the legal concept, see Ratio decidendi. The ratio of… …   Wikipedia

  • duplicate — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 exactly like something already existing; copied (esp. in large numbers). 2 a having two corresponding parts. b existing in two examples; paired. c twice as large or many; doubled. n. 1 a one of two identical things, esp. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Compound ratio — Ratio Ra ti*o (r[=a] sh[i^]*[ o] or r[=a] sh[ o]), n. [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See {Reason}.] 1. (Math.) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inverse ratio — Ratio Ra ti*o (r[=a] sh[i^]*[ o] or r[=a] sh[ o]), n. [L., fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think, judge. See {Reason}.] 1. (Math.) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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