percentage

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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 sales, profits, gross margin or similar.
    She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.
  3. (informal) Benefit or advantage.
    There was no percentage in staying at home.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A percentage is often denoted by the character (%).
Ex. 50% denotes 50 per cent.

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Etymology[edit]

From percent +‎ -age. Cf. English percentage, French percentage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɛr.sɛnˈtaː.ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: per‧cen‧ta‧ge
  • Rhymes: -aːʒə

Noun[edit]

percentage n (plural percentages)

  1. percentage (amount or rate as part of 100)