Definitions for percentagepərˈsɛn tɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•cent•age*pərˈsɛn tɪdʒ(n.)

  1. a rate or proportion per hundred.

    Category: Math

  2. an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by percent.

  3. a proportion in general; part:

    a small percentage of the class.

  4. gain; profit; advantage.

* Usage: See percent.

Origin of percentage:

1780–90

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. 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

  1. percentage(noun)ərˈsɛn tɪdʒ

    a number out of 100 used to express an amount

    The percentage of people shopping online has increased dramatically.

Wiktionary

  1. percentage(Noun)

    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.

  2. percentage(Noun)

    A share of the profits.

    She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

  3. percentage(Noun)

    Benefit or advantage.

    There was no percentage in staying at home.

  4. Origin: From per centum, "for every hundred", + -age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Percentage(noun)

    a certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred

Freebase

  1. Percentage

    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...””

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3575

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2704

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Nouns Frequency: #1340


Translations for percentage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

percentage(noun)

an amount, number or rate given as a fraction of one hundred

We've expressed all these figures as percentages.

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