percentage

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

Origin:
1780–90; percent + -age

percentaged, adjective

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


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percentage (pəˈsɛntɪdʒ)
 
n
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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