Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English

PERCENTAGE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , high , huge , large , overwhelming , significant , sizeable , substantial

The area has a high ~ of unemployed men.

▪ greater

The disease affects a greater ~ of men than women.

▪ growing , increasing

▪ low , small , tiny

▪ fair , reasonable

A fair ~ of their business comes from people using the airport.

▪ disproportionate

Disabled passengers make up a disproportionate ~ of the cruise company's customers.

▪ relative

▪ fixed

▪ maximum , minimum

▪ average , mean

▪ overall , total

VERB + PERCENTAGE

▪ calculate , determine , estimate , measure

▪ express sth as

This figure can be expressed as a ~ of the total.

▪ comprise , make up

Young women comprise a large ~ of our clients.

PERCENTAGE + VERB

▪ decline , decrease , drop , fall

That ~ declined to 49.7 in 2006.

▪ grow , increase , rise

▪ range from sth to sth , vary

Medical expenditure ~s ranged from 3.9% in Arizona to 9.8% in Delaware.

▪ indicate sth , represent sth , show sth

PERCENTAGE + NOUN

▪ point

Unemployment has fallen by two ~ points this month.

▪ rate

Insurance contributions are paid at a fixed ~ rate on all earnings.

▪ figure ( esp. BrE ), score , value

▪ gain , increase , rise

the ~ rise in the average salary

▪ decline , decrease , drop , reduction

▪ share

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

What ~ of women own a car?

PHRASES

▪ in ~ terms

The numbers are relatively low in ~ terms.

▪ on a ~ basis

The artist's agent receives commission on a ~ basis.

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