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"
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.
A share of the profits.
She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.
Benefit or advantage.
There was no percentage in staying at home.
Origin: From per centum, "for every hundred", + -age.
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.]
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'percentage' in Nouns Frequency: #1340
The numerical value of percentage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of percentage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That is a quite high percentage.
Only a very tiny percentage of those collected are ever seen by human eyes.
There’s definitely a percentage of folks who believed that they can beat the clock.
For a smaller percentage of people, mood will not improve even after they lose 100 pounds.
Chinese companies represent a disproportionately high percentage of cases covered by CFIUS.
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Translations for percentage
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- النسبة المئوية, نسبة مئويةArabic
- percentatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Prozentsatz, AnteilGerman
- ποσοστό, εκατοστιαία αναλογίαGreek
- osuus, prosenttiosuus, hyöty, prosenttiFinnish
- процентOssetian, Ossetic
- procent, korzyśćPolish
- procenthalt, andel, procentsatsSwedish
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