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Meaning of percentage by Wiktionary Dictionary



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


    percentage ( plural: percentages )

    1. 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 .
    2. A share of the profits .
      She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold .
    3. ( informal ) Benefit or advantage .
      There was no percentage in staying at home .

    Usage notes

    Ex. 50% denotes 50 per cent .

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Explanation of percentage by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

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

    Definition of percentage by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Percentage ( pẽrsĕntaj ), n. [Per cent + -age, as in average. See Per, and Cent.] ( Com. ) A certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred.