a comparison, shown as a ratio, of the quantity of types to the quantity of tokens in a specific communication. The type-token ratio is utilized in language studies and analyses to evaluate a person's verbal diversification.

TYPE-TOKEN RATIO (TTR): "The larger the amount of tokens in a type-token ratio, the higher the index, and thus, the larger the diversification."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TYPE-TOKEN RATIO (TTR)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/type-token-ratio-ttr/ (accessed September 15, 2020).