What does percentage mean?

Definitions for percentage
pərˈsɛn tɪdʒper·cent·age

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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)

  2. share, portion, part, percentagenoun

    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

    "he wanted his share in cash"

Wiktionary

  1. percentagenoun

    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. percentagenoun

    A share of the profits.

    She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

  3. percentagenoun

    Benefit or advantage.

    There was no percentage in staying at home.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Percentagenoun

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

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

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...””

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Percentage

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

Editors Contribution

  1. percentage

    A known and specific proportion.

    The percentage of smokers was reducing every day..

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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    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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of percentage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of percentage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of percentage in a Sentence

  1. Juha Sipila:

    I am very satisfied with this result, it looks very good. That would be some seven percentage points more than what we got in last election.

  2. Ezekiel Emanuel:

    You can have a small percentage increase because of testing in terms of number of cases, but when you see 50 % or 150 % increase in the number of cases you are seeing -- which is what we are seeing across North Carolina -- North Carolina's not testing. That's new cases. That's community spread.

  3. Peter Keller:

    Ship owners are very conservative, they're generally a little slower to act... But it's going to happen, every year the percentage of LNG powered ships out of the new-build market is increasing.

  4. Sebastian Siemiatkowski:

    We're picking up the pace in growth, this year, we're going to add almost 10 percentage points to our growth rates, and in absolute terms we will probably double our growth.

  5. Christophe Chateau:

    An important share of the harvest has been lost. It's too early to give a percentage estimate, but in any case it's a tragedy for the winegrowers who have been hit.

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