a rate or proportion per hundred.
an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by percent.
a proportion in general: Only a small percentage of the class will graduate with honors.
gain; benefit; profit; advantage.

1780–90; percent + -age

percentaged, adjective

percent, percentage, percentile (see usage note at percent).

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percentage (pəˈsɛntɪdʒ)
1.  proportion or rate per hundred parts
2.  commerce the interest, tax, commission, or allowance on a hundred items
3.  any proportion in relation to the whole
4.  informal profit or advantage

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But these investors were paid two to three percentage points more in interest
  to take the risk.
Then cook as directed until it has reduced by the percentage specified.
Responsible for the largest percentage of commercially available fish.
Don't over-do it on the scratch because it will throw off the percentage of
  protein they need in their diet.
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