[per-sen-tij] /pərˈsɛn tɪdʒ/
a rate or proportion per hundred.
an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by .
a proportion in general:
Only a small percentage of the class will graduate with honors.
gain; benefit; profit; advantage.
proportion or rate per hundred parts
(commerce) the interest, tax, commission, or allowance on a hundred items
any proportion in relation to the whole
(informal) profit or advantage
1789, from percent + -age. Sense of “profit, advantage” is from 1862.
Profit or advantage: I don’t see any percentage in doing it that way (1862+)
[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.
[per-sen-tahyl, -til] /pərˈsɛn taɪl, -tɪl/ Statistics. noun 1. one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into 100 groups having equal frequencies: Ninety percent of the values lie at or below the ninetieth percentile, ten percent above it. adjective 2. of or relating to a percentile or a division […]
noun 1. a symbol (%) for “percent”: a 10% drop in population.
[per sen-tuh m] /pər ˈsɛn təm/ noun 1. (def 1).