Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English

PERCENTAGE

/ pəˈsentɪdʒ; NAmE pərˈs-/ noun

1.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] the number, amount, rate of sth, expressed as if it is part of a total which is 100; a part or share of a whole :

What percentage of the population is / are overweight?

A high percentage of the female staff are part-time workers.

Interest rates are expected to rise by one percentage point (= one per cent) .

The figure is expressed as a percentage .

The results were analysed in percentage terms .

2.

[ C , usually sing. ] a share of the profits of sth :

He gets a percentage for every car sold.

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