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.

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

  2. percentagenoun

    A share of the profits.

    She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

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

  3. percentagenoun

    Benefit or advantage.

    There was no percentage in staying at home.

    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

    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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  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

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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. Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski:

    And while of course our ambitions are much higher than half a percentage, it is definitely an interesting reflection of how extremely big the market is.

  2. Brad Parscale:

    Although Matt Bevin has not outlined Matt Bevin next steps, Kentucky law provides for a variety of possiblechallenges -- including a recount, a recanvass, or a legal challenge to the election based on irregularities. There is no automatic recount process under Kentucky law. TRUMP CALLS ON ANGRY MAJORITY TO BOOST Matt Bevin, IN NOD TO REAGANS MORAL MAJORITY AND NIXONS SILENT MAJORITY Regardless of the final outcome, the razor-thin margin in the race did not come as a surprise Republicans. Although President Trump carried deep-red Kentucky by 30 points in the 2016 presidential election, Matt Bevin has long beenunusually unpopular for a Republican in the state, owing in part to President Trump numerous spats with striking public school teachers and President Trump plan to address a growing pension crisis. Kentucky Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, right, shakes hands with a poll worker after casting Kentucky Governor ballot in the state's general election in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Bevinsignificantly underperformedthe rest of the The GOP ticket on the ballot in Kentucky on Tuesday, as Republican Daniel Cameron handily won hisrace to become the states next attorney general. Cameronmade history as thefirst African-American to be electedKentucky Attorney Generaland the first Republican to hold the post in more than 70 years. DEMS SWEEP VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE, SENATE ELECTIONS, CAPPING STATES DRAMATIC LEFTWARD SHIFT In a major indicatorthat Bevin isunpopular among Kentuckians, Republican Daniel Cameron received 774,864 votes in his 15-percentage-point win -- while Matt Bevin garnered only approximately 700,000 votes for Matt Bevin marquee gubernatorial bid. It is highly unusual for down-ballot races to attract more voter interest than gubernatorial contests. Republican Daniel Cameron was elected the state's first-ever black Attorney General on Tuesday. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Meanwhile, Republican attorney and former elections board member Michael Adams was easily elected as Kentuckys next secretary of state, andRepublican Mike Harmon wasre-elected as Kentucky auditor. Additionally, Republican Ryan Quarles was re-elected as Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, and The GOP incumbent Allison Ball won a second term as Kentuckys treasurer. Those results -- and Bevins unique vulnerabilities -- led Kentucky Republicans to dismiss claims that the gubernatorial race had any meaningfulnational implications. President Trumps rally helped five of six Kentucky Republicans win clear statewide victories, including Attorney General-elect Republican Daniel Cameron, who will be the first black A.G. in Kentucky history and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948, the President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end. A final outcome remains to be seen. However, in what could be a worrying sign for Republicans in the long term, Matt Bevin underperformed inNorthern Kentucky, typically a The GOP stronghold, and among suburban voters in several counties outside of Cincinnati. Apparently aware of his problems with voters, Matt Bevin had remarkedin February.

  3. Vaccine California website:

    The current rate of vaccination in too many of California's schools is below the level needed for 'herd immunity' -- the critical percentage needed to prevent small outbreaks from spreading and become epidemics.

  4. Erick Rodrigues:

    From a liquidity perspective the situation is very critical, it would be very hard to put a percentage on the potential recovery value, but we do think there is going to be a considerable haircut.

  5. Robert Taylor:

    We are suffering at this great percentage because...( of) the battle we have been in for years in our systems.

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