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percentage
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/
pərˈsɛn
tɪdʒ
/
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per
sen
tij
]
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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
Related forms
percentaged,
adjective
Can be confused:
percent
,
percentage,
percentile
(see usage note at
percent
).
Usage note
See
percent.
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Collins
World English Dictionary
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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