loss ratio

noun Insurance.
  1. the ratio of the losses paid or accrued by an insurer to premiums earned, usually for a period of one year.

Origin of loss ratio

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for loss ratio

loss ratio

noun
  1. the ratio of the annual losses sustained to the premiums received by an insurance company
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