rēs ■ n. f (genitive reī); fifth declension; 1. thing, matter, issue, affair, stuff. 2. state, republic, commonwealth. - ORIGIN: from Proto-Italic reis or reh₁ís from Pers.
ratio ■ n. (pl. ratios) the quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other. - ORIGIN C17: from L. lit. 'reckoning', from rat-, reri 'reckon'.
network ■ n. 1. an arrangement of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines. 2. a group or system of interconnected people or things ► a complex system of railways, roads etc. ► a group of broadcasting stations that connect for the simultaneous broadcast of a programme. ► a number of interconnected machines or operations. ► a system of connected electrical conductors ■ v. 1. connect as or operate with a network. ► Brit. broadcast on a network ► link to operate interactively. 2. [often as a noun networking] interact with others to exchange information. - DERIVATIVES networkable adj.