- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pəˈsɛntɪd͡ʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɚˈsɛntɪd͡ʒ/
- Hyphenation: per‧cent‧age
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percentage (plural percentages)
- 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.
- A share of the sales, profits, gross margin or similar.
- She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.
- (informal) Benefit or advantage.
- There was no percentage in staying at home.
- A percentage is often denoted by the character (%).
- Ex. 50% denotes 50 per cent.
Terms derived from percentage
part of a whole