### What does **percentage** mean?

## Definitions for **percentage**pərˈsɛn tɪdʒ

#### Here are all the 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...””

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Percentage

per-sen′tāj,

*n.*rate per hundred: an allowance of so much for every hundred.—*adj.***Percen′tile**. [Cf.*Cent.*]

### 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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of percentage in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of percentage in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

We will definitely feel the affect of lower prices. Fortunately for us its not a high

**percentage**of our general revenue fund.In most law enforcement agencies the

**percentage**of women has topped out at 20 percent to 25 percent, five percent is appalling.I don't think the science is clear of what

**percentage**is man-made and what**percentage**is natural. It's convoluted, for the people to say the science is decided on this is really arrogant, to be honest with you.The

**percentage**of whites is up. The**percentage**of men is up. The**percentage**of Republicans is up. The**percentage**of Democrats is down. None of these things are good for Sen. Mary Landrieu, if Mary Landrieu's holding a magic card, then everyone in the world wants to know why Mary Landrieu hasn't played it yet.How Kennedy knew the precise drop in milk consumption in 1960, the

**percentage**rise in textile imports from 1957 to 1960 and the number of speeches cleared by the Defense Department is not quite clear, but anyway, he did. He either overwhelmed you with decimal points or disarmed you with a smile and a wisecrack.

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# Translations for **percentage**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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