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Definitions for percent
pərˈsɛntper·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. percentage, percent, per centum, pctnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. percentnoun

    A part or other object per hundred

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

  2. percentnoun

    percentage.

  3. Etymology: per centum.

Wikipedia

  1. percent

    In mathematics, a percentage (from Latin: per centum, "by a hundred") is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign, "%", although the abbreviations "pct.", "pct" and sometimes "pc" are also used. A percentage is a dimensionless number (pure number); it has no unit of measurement.

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  1. percent

    A percent or percentage is a mathematical term used to express a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the symbol "%". For example, if 50 out of 100 people have blue eyes, we say that 50% of the people have blue eyes. It is also used to indicate proportional relationships.

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  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

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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

Examples of percent in a Sentence

  1. Ayodele Odusola:

    If you look at Guinea, almost 85 percent of the potato trade with Sierra Leone is done by women, but because of the border closure, this activity was completely paralyzed, in Liberia (the impact of Ebola) crudely translates to families not being able to put any food on the table for a minimum of 15 days every year for the next three years.

  2. Peggy Serame:

    The larger than forecast contraction in 2020 is, however, expected to be offset by an improvement in growth in 2021 which has now been revised upwards to 9.7 percent growth for the year.

  3. Suma Chakrabarti:

    That was an 80 percent increase on the year before. In response to this new surge of reforms, I would hope that we can get close to $1 billion this year, it might be easier in the future to say what we are not doing (in Kazakhstan).

  4. Greg McBride:

    Even the government can't borrow at zero percent, the most creditworthy consumer carries a higher risk than the US Treasury, so you are going to pay at least a couple percentage points more than that.

  5. Gyula Nagy:

    The price of our slaughter pigs has ... dropped by 10 percent, plus our export possibilities have also decreased.

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