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per cent

/pə ˈsɛnt/
adverb
1.
Also per centum. in or for every hundred %
noun
2.
a percentage or proportion
3.
(often pl) securities yielding a rate of interest as specified: he bought three percents
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin per centum out of every hundred
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