What does percent mean?

Definitions for percentpərˈsɛnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word percent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. percentage, percent, per centum, pct(noun)

    a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)

Wiktionary

  1. percent(Noun)

    A part or other object per hundred

    A resolution must receive fifty-one percent of the votes to pass.

  2. percent(Noun)

    percentage.

  3. Origin: per centum.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'percent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #394

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'percent' in Nouns Frequency: #1413

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of percent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of percent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

  2. Henry Kissinger:

    Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

  3. John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent:

    Most people live ninety percent in the past, seven percent in the present, and that only leaves three percent for the future.

  4. Lily Tomlin:

    Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

  5. Tommy Boy:

    Richard Try an association such as Let's say the average person uses ten percent of his brain. How much do you use One and a half percent. The rest is filled with malted hops and bong resin.

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