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# 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.
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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• 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.

• Percentile

[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 […]

• Percent-sign

noun 1. a symbol (%) for “percent”: a 10% drop in population.

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