# Definitions for **percentage**pərˈsɛn tɪdʒ

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **percentage**

### Princeton's WordNet

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"

### Wiktionary

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.

percentage(Noun)

A share of the profits.

She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

percentage(Noun)

Benefit or advantage.

There was no percentage in staying at home.

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

### Webster Dictionary

Percentage(noun)

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

**Origin:** [Per cent + -age, as in average. See Per, and Cent.]

### Freebase

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

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

Nouns Frequency

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

# Translations for **percentage**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- النسبة المئويةArabic
- percentatgeCatalan, Valencian
- procentoCzech
- Prozentsatz, AnteilGerman
- ποσοστό, εκατοστιαία αναλογίαGreek
- porcentajeSpanish
- protsentEstonian
- osuus, prosenttiosuus, hyöty, prosenttiFinnish
- pourcentageFrench
- porcentaxeGalician
- percentualeItalian
- ōrautangaMāori
- peratusanMalay
- процентOssetian, Ossetic
- procent, korzyśćPolish
- percentagemPortuguese
- процентRussian
- procenthalt, andel, procentsatsSwedish

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