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The ratio of new orders to completed sales in the semiconductor industry, regarded as an economic indicator for overall trends in the technology sector:‘the company's book-to-bill ratio was below 1 in the quarter, indicating that it is seeing weak order patterns’
- ‘During the 1990s, the book-to-bill ratio for chips was such a strong predictive indicator that it began driving stock prices of companies releasing the information.’
- ‘For the past two years, book-to-bill ratios in the global chip industry have been below 1.00, meaning fewer orders coming in than products being sold each month.’
- ‘The book-to-bill ratio measures industry health and was revised to 1.07 in June, compared with 1.10 in May.’
- ‘Instead of on-base percentage and batting average, we study book-to-bill ratios and factory utilization numbers.’
- ‘Next week sees sixteen different US economic announcements, including semiconductor book-to-bill ratios, consumer comfort indicators and new residential construction figures.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.