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See also: per cent and per cent.

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin per centum (by the 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. A percentage, a proportion (especialy per hundred).
    only a small percent attain the top ranks

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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Typography

ReferencesEdit

  • percent at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • percent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

percen +‎ -t

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛrt͡sɛnt]
  • Hyphenation: per‧cent

VerbEdit

percent

  1. third-person singular indicative past indefinite of percen
  2. past participle of percen