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# 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.
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%.

%
Common: ITU-T: percent sign; mod; grapes. INTERCAL: double-oh-seven.
(1995-03-06)

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• Per cent.

Latin per centum (by the hundred)

• Percental

[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, […]

• Percentage

[per-sen-tij] /pərˈsɛn tɪdʒ/ noun 1. a rate or proportion per hundred. 2. an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by . 3. a proportion in general: Only a small percentage of the class will graduate with honors. 4. gain; benefit; profit; advantage. /pəˈsɛntɪdʒ/ noun 1. proportion or rate per hundred parts 2. (commerce) the […]

• Percenter

[per-sen-ter] /pərˈsɛn tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that charges or pays a certain percentage, cooperates to a specified degree, etc. (used in combination): agents and other ten-percenters.

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