loss ratio

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loss ratio

n.
The ratio between the premiums paid to an insurance company and the claims settled by the company.

loss ratio

n
(Insurance) the ratio of the annual losses sustained to the premiums received by an insurance company

loss′ ra`tio


n.
the ratio of the losses paid by an insurer to premiums earned for a given period.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.loss ratio - the ratio of the annual claims paid by an insurance company to the premiums received
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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