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percent

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EtymologyEdit

Latin per centum (for every hundred).

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NounEdit

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 notesEdit

  • 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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AdjectiveEdit

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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VerbEdit

percent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of percer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of percer