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. Donald Trump:

    The media is among the worst people I've ever met. And I mean a pretty good percentage is really a terrible group of people. They write lies, they write false stories. They know they're false. It makes no difference. And frankly I don't call it thin skinned -- I'm angry.

  2. 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.

  3. Hisham Abdel-Hamid:

    Her body was, as they say, like skin over bone, she had no percentage of fat at all, so the small pellets penetrated very easily.

  4. Matt Lyons:

    This is a unique situation, a very large percentage of venture-backed start-ups utilize some kind of debt, but it's usually much smaller and from a combination of traditional banks or 'venture debt'.

  5. Sheikh Ahmad:

    But this is normal for a lot of organizations, i think age-limit will achieve the same goals – you will have three or four terms maximum, unless you are young. And if you are young, what is the percentage that is so young to make the rules for them?

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