# Percent

[per-sent] /pərˈsɛnt/

**noun**

1.

Also called per centum. one one-hundredth part; 1/100.

2.

(defs 1, 3).

3.

British. stocks, bonds, etc., that bear an indicated rate of interest.

**adjective**

4.

figured or expressed on the basis of a rate or proportion per hundred (used in combination with a number in expressing rates of interest, proportions, etc.): to get three percent interest. Symbol: %.

1560s, per cent, from Modern Latin per centum “by the hundred” (see per and hundred). Until early 20c. often treated as an abbreviation and punctuated accordingly.

percent also per cent

(pər-sěnt’)

One part in a hundred. For example, 62 percent (also written 62%) means 62 parts out of 100.

A fraction expressed as a number of hundredths. Twelve percent of a quantity, for example, is twelve one-hundredths of it. Twelve percent may also be written 12%.

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Common: ITU-T: percent sign; mod; grapes. INTERCAL: double-oh-seven.

(1995-03-06)

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