percent

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Etymology[edit]

Latin per centum (for every hundred).

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Noun[edit]

percent (plural percent or percents)

  1. A part or other object per hundred
    A resolution must receive fifty-one percent of the votes to pass.
  2. percentage.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A percentage is often denoted by the character %.
    50% denotes 50 percent.
  • The difference of two percentages is measured by percentage point, not by percent.

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Adjective[edit]

percent (not comparable)

  1. Expressed in percents; usually together with a number.
    I got a ten percent raise!
    The whisky usually contains over fifty percent alcohol by volume in the maturing casks, while the commercial brands are diluted to 40 to 45 percent.

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Verb[edit]

percent

  1. Third-person plural present of percer.