%

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Character  % 
Unicode name PERCENT SIGN
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0025
$ ← Basic Latin → &

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From o/c, from No/c, an abbreviation of Italian numero per cento "number per hundred".

Symbol[edit]

%

  1. The percent; portion of a total of 100.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page x
      For more than 90% of the figures (mostly drawn during 1976-1990), either a scale, or the given magnification, will allow the user to derive accurate measurements, even when these are lacking in the diagnosis.
    • Aldrichimica Acta Volume 30 No 4 (pdf) from Sigma-Aldrich
      Decomposition of 4 in the presence of cis-piperylene at room temperature results in the stereocontrolled formation of trans-cycloheptadiene 27 in 90% ee (96% ee at -78 °C).
  2. (computing) Used as a wildcard, to stand for zero or more characters.
  3. (computing, programming) Used as the symbol for the modulus, placed between two numbers, to get the remainder of the division of those numbers.

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