Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English

PERCENTAGE

— percentaged , adj.

/peuhr sen"tij/ , n.

1. a rate or proportion per hundred.

2. an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by percent.

3. a proportion in general: Only a small percentage of the class will graduate with honors.

4. gain; benefit; profit; advantage.

[ 1780-90; PERCENT + -AGE ]

Usage . See percent .

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