Definitions for percentagepərˈsɛn tɪdʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a rate or proportion per hundred.
an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by percent.
a proportion in general; part:
a small percentage of the class.
gain; profit; advantage.
* Usage: See percent.
Origin of percentage:
percentage, percent, per centum, pct(noun)
a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
share, portion, part, percentage(noun)
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
"he wanted his share in cash"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a number out of 100 used to express an amount
The percentage of people shopping online has increased dramatically.
The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.
A high percentage of secondary school leavers take a gap year.
A share of the profits.
She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.
Benefit or advantage.
There was no percentage in staying at home.
Origin: From per centum, "for every hundred", + -age.
a certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred
In mathematics, a percentage is a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign, “%”, or the abbreviation “pct.” For example, 45% is equal to 45/100, or 0.45. A related system which expresses a number as a fraction of 1,000 uses the terms "per mil" and "millage". Percentages are used to express how large/small one quantity is, relative to another quantity. The first quantity usually represents a part of, or a change in, the second quantity, which should be greater than zero. For example, an increase of $ 0.15 on a price of $ 2.50 is an increase by a fraction of 0.15/2.50 = 0.06. Expressed as a percentage, this is therefore a 6% increase. The word 'percent' means 'out of 100' or 'per 100'. Although percentages are usually used to express numbers between zero and one, any ratio can be expressed as a percentage. For instance, 111% is 1.11 and −0.35% is −0.0035. Although this is technically inaccurate as per the definition of percent, an alternative wording in terms of a change in an observed value is “an increase/decrease by a factor of...””
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3575
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2704
Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Nouns Frequency: #1340
Translations for percentage
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an amount, number or rate given as a fraction of one hundred
We've expressed all these figures as percentages.
- بِالمِئَه، في المائَهArabic
- percentagemPortuguese (BR)
- die Prozente (pl.)German
- procent; procentsatsDanish
- ποσοστό επί τοις εκατόGreek
- procentinis dydis/santykis/skaičiusLithuanian
- procentuālā attiecība, procentiLatvian
- procent, odsetekPolish
- په سلو كښې، په سلو كښې څو( فيصديPashto
- procenttal; procentuelltSwedish
- yüzde oranıTurkish
- 百分數Chinese (Trad.)
- відсоток, відсоткове відношенняUkrainian
- في صدUrdu
- tỷ lệ phần trămVietnamese
- 百分数Chinese (Simp.)
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