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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How to say percentage in sign language?

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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. Patrick Harker:

    Considering the economic projections, I anticipate that it may be appropriate for up to two additional rate hikes this year, brexit is low on my list of risks, and I do not anticipate more than a transitory couple of 10ths of a percentage point slowdown in growth.

  2. Joshua Stockley:

    The percentage of whites is up. The percentage of men is up. The percentage of Republicans is up. The percentage of Democrats is down. None of these things are good for Sen. Mary Landrieu, if Mary Landrieu's holding a magic card, then everyone in the world wants to know why Mary Landrieu hasn't played it yet.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The percentage of sales or service target in job description is nothing but the indicator of an atrocity on that person in an organization.

  4. Ian Poulter:

    That's generally the distance you hit it to when you are playing well. It's an amazing percentage of putts that he holes and we all want that sort of putting stroke, he holed a 50-footer at the 16th in the final round of the Open and then bogeyed the 17th after missing from seven feet. He was one shot away from the playoff and that's what happens when you play well and putt well.

  5. Jacob George:

    By switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes we found an average percentage point improvement of 1.5 within just one month, and to put that into context, each percentage point improvement in vascular function results in a 13% reduction in cardiovascular event rates, such as heart attack.

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