What does percentage mean?

Definitions for percentage
pərˈsɛn tɪdʒper·cent·age

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. percentage, percent, per centum, pct(noun)

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

  2. 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

  1. 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.

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

  2. percentage(Noun)

    A share of the profits.

    She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

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

  3. percentage(Noun)

    Benefit or advantage.

    There was no percentage in staying at home.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Percentage(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Ernest K. Gann, The Black Watch:

    If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.

  2. Marc Short:

    We want changes to chain migration, and not to a very small percentage of the population and how it affects chain migration, we want chain migration fixed for the immigration system.

  3. Ali Asghar Zarean:

    At the moment, if (Iranian authorities) make the decision, the Atomic Energy Organization, as the executor, will be able to enrich uranium at any percentage.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    In that bill, there were longer sentences. And most of these people are in prison under state law, but the federal law set a trend, and that was overdone. We were wrong about that. That percentage of it, we were wrong about.

  5. Susan Collins:

    PELOSI, SCHUMER MOCKED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ANGRY PARENTS MEMES AFTER THEIR PRIME TIME TRUMP REBUTTAL Sources tell Fox News that Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardnerremains worried about whether an extended shutdown and dysfunction in Washington could hurt the U.S.s credit rating, which is based on factors that include politics, monetary policy, economic indicators, and externalities. The county last lost its top-notch credit status in 2011 after Standard and Poors lowered it from AAA to AA +, amid a showdown over the debt ceiling. Gardner, a first-term senator, is up for re-election in 2020, and The Colorado Sun has said his seat is among the most vulnerable in Senate Minority. A poll conducted late last yearfound that Gardners favorability rating hovers near 43 percent. Hillary Clinton bested Trump by five percentage points during the 2016 presidential race in Colorado. Another Republican senator facing a tough re-election bid in 2020 in a state that went for Clinton in 2016, Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, said Wednesday that Susan Collins had asked Trump at lunch to consider a compromise to end the shutdown. IN FIRST-EVER PRIME TIME OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS, TRUMP OFFERS COMPROMISE, LAMENTS BORDER CRISIS I suggested that we take a look at the package that we put together last February and brought to the floor as a possible compromise.

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