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Meaning of percent by Wiktionary Dictionary

percent


    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    Latin per centum ( “for every hundred” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /pəˈsɛnt/, X-SAMPA: /p@"sEnt/
    • ( US ) IPA: /pɜɹ.sɛnt/, X-SAMPA: /p3r.sEnt/

    Derived terms

    See also

    • per mille, permille, ‰
    • per myriad, ‱
    • ppm, ppb, ppt, ppq

    Typography


    per cent

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/09/08 19:54 UTC Version )

    Noun

    per cent ( plural: per cent )

    1. Alternative spelling of percent .
      Twelve per cent

    See also


    per cent.

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/12/04 11:51 UTC Version )

    Abbreviation

    per cent .

    1. ( archaic ) per centum ( "by the hundred" )


    Usage notes

    Alternative spelling of per cent, used during the early part of the twentieth century. Still used occasionally in extremely formal writings .



Explanation of percent by Wordnet Dictionary

percent


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



    Definition of percent by GCIDE Dictionary

    percent


    1. percent ( pẽrsĕnt ), n. A proportion multiplied by 100; as, “he receives a percent of the proceeds; 3 is 75 percent of 4”. Often symbolized by the character “%”; as, “at 6% interest”.

      Syn. -- percentage, per cent, pct.