Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English

PERCENTAGE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

high proportion/percentage etc (of sth) (= a very large part of a number )

A high proportion of women with children under five work full-time.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

annual

The annual percentage rise in the Tax and Price Index.

The yield is the annual percentage of return an investor earns on a stock.

Some might say that typical annual percentage rates of around 24 percent are crippling.

In the preceding example, the approximate annual percentage rate is 14. 6 percent.

It may be that the courts would apply some sort of reasonable annual percentage .

The annual percentage rise in the implicit gross domestic product deflator.

certain

We will not specify that a certain number or percentage of candidates are to be awarded merit.

Even pros pick a certain percentage of stocks that fizzle and die.

Pattern recognisers are often quoted as producing correct results for a certain percentage of the time.

Over time, in a certain percentage of cells, that mutation caused further errors.

And then you have got to expect also that a certain percentage of your deals will go bad.

If that candidate wins a certain percentage of the vote, the party then would be recognized in the following election.

State law only allows recounts if vote totals are within certain percentages .

great

Most investigators have observed that H pylori infection causes a greater percentage increase in the postprandial gastrin than fasting gastrin.

Although less than half of the layoffs occurred in California, a greater percentage of future cuts will happen here.

Britain probably has a greater percentage of gifted men and women per head of population than any country in the world.

I arbitrarily suggested percentages of liability, putting the greatest percentage on the emergency-room corporation because it had the greatest exposure.

On a size frequency histogram the size class in which the greatest percentage of grains is represented provides the modal class.

Killings using knives showed the greatest percentage decline, from 64 to 32.

What is the greatest percentage you find?

One explanation for this gender differential in the prevalence of depression might be the greater percentage of elderly women who live alone.

high

Databases which had higher percentages of these citations were considered to have more extensive coverage.

Aikman, as he always has in Super Bowls, threw for a high completion percentage , with no interceptions.

The largely working-class suburbs pay higher rates for shared services to make up for the high percentage of Detroit residents who default.

Brown and Yale had the highest percentage , 5. 8.

I raise this matter also because my constituency has a high percentage of unfit housing.

The Arab countries devote the highest percentage of gross domestic product in the world to arms.

Investors are particularly concerned such a high percentage of profits came from foreign exchange movements.

A somewhat higher percentage of new-generation aircraft played a part.

large

The largest percentage decrease in mortality during these three decades is shown by women aged 75 - 84.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of health professionals of all kinds are chronically blind in this direction.

The Grampian, Northern and Dumfries and Galloway forces have also suffered large percentage increases in murder from a low base.

The article neglected to mention the large percentage of homeowners who rebuilt early and subsequently tried to sell their houses.

A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.

It is of interest that the large percentages are all to be found in the positive or favorable cells.

low

Britain's pension was also low as a percentage of national average earnings.

That is a low percentage , by western standards.

A high percentage had beneficial mites, a much lower percentage had harmful ones.

The 1996 presidential election, costliest in history, produced the lowest percentage of voter turnout since 1824.

Britain may be odd in spending such a low percentage of its national income on health.

Cornell had the lowest percentage , with 3. 9 percent.

The North had the lowest percentage of share-owners and shareholding among women, manual workers and young people was low.

significant

There was no significant difference in percentage of cells in S phase in the distal colon of rats in both diet groups.

Is a significant percentage of the populace that dumb?

A significant percentage of all the money in the world appeared to be working together.

small

For this reason, these results show a much larger z-score for a relatively small percentage correct.

Many states would contribute a smaller percentage less of their own money to the joint state-federal Medicaid program.

That is a very small percentage of the total number whose lives are in danger.

Only a small percentage of the original 10, 000 minks survived the ordeal.

It may prove acceptable for management to retain a small percentage , say 10%, as a reserve.

A small percentage of fathers in any given company are new fathers.

A small percentage of women have found that their immunity has worn off with disastrous results.

Of these, a small percentage had real problems with differences of class or race.

tiny

And they point out that the applications being checked are a tiny percentage of the 340,000 dealt with this year.

Only 3 percent report using baby-sitters in their homes, a tiny percentage of which are live-in nannies.

Lascaux recommend that a tiny percentage of glycerine keeps the colour slightly moist.

A few people care about news, and only a tiny percentage of those care about serious news.

Only a tiny percentage of students I have ever met have been to a seminar or a lecture.

There is no central registry that ensures that only a tiny percentage of women will receive the label.

■ NOUN

change

Figure 7.3 shows the values of figure 7.2 expressed as percentage change over the period 1961-81.

This measures the percentage change in the value of the call in response to a given change in the price of the share.

Small percentage changes in consumption can have a considerable effect on the equilibrium level of national income and therefore on employment.

increase

Most investigators have observed that H pylori infection causes a greater percentage increase in the postprandial gastrin than fasting gastrin.

Some examples of percentage increases in dividends over 10 years: McCormick, 400 percent.

This means adding just a little expanded memory produces a large percentage increase in the amount of memory available for data storage.

The percentage increase is about the same as nearly all city workers have received over the last nine months.

The board expects a similar percentage increase in next year's interim dividend from 6.75p to 7p.

Each is asking for more than a double-digit percentage increase .

Operating leverage measures the percentage increase in profits resulting from a given percentage increase in sales.

point

Voter turnout was down by 3.1 percentage points to 62.9 percent.

Three national polls released Monday and Tuesday show Dole trailing Clinton by at least 20 percentage points .

In other words, an increase in expected inflation of 5 percentage points shifts the Phillips curve upwards by 5 percentage points.

The costs, which were not adjusted for inflation, outstripped median household incomes over the same period by 152 percentage points .

In other words, an increase in expected inflation of 5 percentage points shifts the Phillips curve upwards by 5 percentage points.

In January, polls showed Dole was leading his nearest rival by 23 percentage points .

With nearly 90 percent of the poll counted late last night, the Yes vote nosed ahead by just one percentage point .

Polls show Peres leading by about 5 percentage points .

points

The protocol aimed to cut emissions of greenhouse gases to a few percentage points beneath levels a decade ago.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points .

The party has had three in as many years, and lost a general election in March by 10 percentage points .

The South-East was particularly vibrant, increasing its share of the national population by 2 percentage points between 1911 and 1951.

The poll of 636 Davidson County registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points .

They are equally aware that achieving the last few percentage points in performance of ten causes a disproportionate increase in costs.

rate

The second is some sort of percentage rate of interest.

In the preceding example, the approximate annual percentage rate is 14. 6 percent.

Some might say that typical annual percentage rates of around 24 percent are crippling.

With these three methods of finance the finance house provides the funds and a percentage rate of interest.

unemployment

Similarly, as D L increases, the unemployment percentage falls but is unlikely ever to reach zero.

Similarly, a lower inflation rate could be achieved at the cost of an increase in the unemployment percentage .

■ VERB

based

Performance standards could be set for the team based on a percentage reduction in those losses over a set period.

For many restaurants, rent is based on a percentage of sales, he explained.

Often this is an annual fee based on a percentage of the value of the portfolio plus dealing costs.

The ruling entitled objectors to a partial refund, based on the percentage of the overall fee that supported such activities.

SupportPack prices are based on a percentage of the street price of the product being covered.

The stock allocation to an individual account is based upon a percentage of pay or some other formula established in advance.

calculate

It is then often necessary to calculate the percentage yield.

In this way the formula of a compound can be used to calculate the percentage composition by mass of a compound.

Scoring the log One easy way is to calculate the percentage of possible occasions when a particular activity or environmental condition applies.

Effects of cimetidine and histamine of the cells were calculated as a percentage of the untreated controls.

These can be compared to the original volume to calculate the percentage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air.

express

Results are expressed as the percentage of the untreated control.

Non-financial ratios indicate the relationship between quantifiable pieces of information, and may or may not be expressed in percentages .

The number of complete bones is expressed as a percentage of the total number of that bone.

Yields, expressed as a percentage , indicate the annual rent as a proportion of the property value.

Data are expressed as mean percentage of T cells binding from three replicate wells; lines represent standard errors.

The porosity of a deposit is expressed as the percentage of voids in a given volume of rock.

The section length occupied by the respective injury grades was expressed as a percentage of the total section length.

Harmonic distortion is usually expressed as a percentage .

fall

In the first half of 1989 the unemployment rate reportedly fell by half a percentage point.

Four -, seven-and 10-year rates fell 0. 005 percentage point.

Local observers think that interest rates may fall by at least another percentage point.

In relation to the rest of the country, however, the share of the top six cities fell by 2.5 percentage points.

measure

This measures the percentage change in the value of the call in response to a given change in the price of the share.

Quality as measured by percentage of defects begins to improve.

Industrialization is measured by the percentage of males employed in agriculture and the per capita consumption of energy.

Operating leverage measures the percentage increase in profits resulting from a given percentage increase in sales.

The middle class, as measured by the percentage of households at each income level, is fading.

pay

If a girl stopped paying her percentage , they cut her face.

In exchange for corporate assistance, franchisees typically pay a percentage of their revenue to a franchiser.

represent

Horizontal axes represent percentage population Fig.

This would represent the highest percentage cut of any area, and the biggest savings per position, Sheth says.

It represents only a small percentage of total production.

rise

Contrast that with the other big six industrial economies, where the ratio will rise by 16 percentage points, to 36%.

Operating profit rose as a percentage of sales to 17. 0 percent from 16. 5 percent.

By contrast, inflation in non-shop services rose 0.2 percentage points to 6.6 per cent.

show

Table V shows the percentage of time the oesophageal and gastric tracings indicated identical pressure recordings.

In short, the record shows that a large percentage of quality improvement training programs do not get results.

Portes also suggests figures to show the percentage of the population of each class in each country in 1970 and 1980.

An obvious criticism of the Braverman de-skilling thesis comes from the data showing a growing percentage of the workforce with formal qualifications.

Killings using knives showed the greatest percentage decline, from 64 to 32.

He is shown polls indicating percentage satisfaction with the Prime Minister and the performance of the Government.

Table 18, below, shows the percentages of all defective items which suffered from the specific types of damage noted.

win

Q: Who has the best winning percentage over a career as a starting quarterback for the 49ers?

Equally ironic was the fact that four years earlier Johnson had won the biggest percentage of the popular vote in modern history.

Joe Montana was 100-39 with a. 719 winning percentage .

If that candidate wins a certain percentage of the vote, the party then would be recognized in the following election.

In Moscow, Mr Yeltsin won a higher percentage of the votes cast than he did in the 1991 presidential election.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A high percentage of businesses fail because of the collapse of a major customer or supplier.

A high percentage of the coffee they produce goes to the US.

He gets a percentage for every book that is sold.

Most of the coffee we produce is for export -- a high percentage goes to the US.

Only a small percentage of African American employees were considered for promotion.

The percentage of pensioners living below the poverty line has increased by 15% in the last four years.

The percentage of women students at the university has increased steadily.

The disease is serious, and in a small percentage of cases it can be fatal.

The writer only receives a small percentage of the profits from each book sold.

What percentage of our students passed the exam?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A relatively small number of questions on percentages was used in the tests developed by the project.

In January, polls showed Dole was leading his nearest rival by 23 percentage points.

It also shows that the Thatcher government found it difficult to implement its objective of quickly reducing this percentage .

The percentage of patients with normal mucosa was significantly less in the alcoholic group compared with the normal groups.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.

The section length occupied by the respective injury grades was expressed as a percentage of the total section length.

They develop mainly in fresh tap water, especially if it contains a high percentage of calcium salts.

This percentage is based on price changes during the last 30 days.

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