Meaning of PERCENT in English

PERCENT

I. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a/one hundred percent

I'm not a hundred percent sure where she lives.

I agree with you a hundred percent.

Absolutely I agree one hundred percent.

All of our history, we stayed just about one hundred percent occupancy.

It is, of course, a hundred percent certain that this triggering device is battery-powered.

She hoped so, but she wasn't a hundred percent certain.

The unit included a spinning mill within its plant, producing one hundred percent wool yarn.

There was no doubt that Kirsty was one hundred percent MacKay.

Therefore, even firms that are a hundred percent domestic get an extra lift from lower interest rates.

give a hundred percent

Everyone on the team gave a hundred percent.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Our "Gold" credit card only charges 8.5 percent interest.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

stake

Three years ago Rover linked up with Honda, which took a 20 percent stake in the company.

Westinghouse will take a 48 percent stake in the joint venture and invest $ 2. 5 million.

Its main partner is Scandinavian Broadcasting Systems, a media firm in which Disney has a 23 percent stake .

Sandoz spent $ 400 million in 1992 for a 50 percent stake in SyStemix Inc., a Palo Alto biotech firm.

Initially, Aegon will find the additional in a way that will give them a 50 percent stake in the non-with-profits business.

Mediobanca is being forced to acquire the 10 percent stake after secretly buying that much in October.

■ VERB

drop

By 1988 this had dropped to about 15 percent of spruce, and other species such as pine and fir showed similar improvements.

Minnesota Educational Computing Corp., which sells educational software, dropped 15 percent , or 3, to 17.

Higgs and Hill sold 500 homes in 1988, but volumes dropped by 35 percent in the first half of 1989.

Imports dropped 9. 9 percent to $ 6. 31 billion, the government said in a statement.

By 1970 this figure had dropped to 4 percent .

The number of training sorties flown by its pilots had dropped 7. 8 percent a year for nearly a decade.

Thereby the publisher's final profit would drop some 50 percent: so he would need to raise his price.

Sheep inventories nationwide dropped another 15 percent last year.

represent

There are also funds investing in much smaller economies representing 1 percent or less of world capitalisation.

Either would be in sharp contrast to pre-settlement times, when pines represented 90 percent of the forest.

These represent another 10 percent in relation to the total number of workers already with jobs in the social sector.

Contact lenses represent 15 percent , and contact-lens solutions 25 percent.

The Trust's share of Wellcome represents 95 percent of its income-producing to seek a larger and more broadly based income.

As with national expenditure these increases represent a 15 percent rise compared with the budget for 1992/3.

In 1994, the public deficit represented 6 percent of national output.

show

The results showed that 69 percent of all beech and 78 percent of yew had some form of dieback.

Calculated in the currencies where Sandoz generates its revenue, sales showed a 14 percent rise.

A similar poll last year showed 52 percent favoured retention.

The poll showed Dole with 37 percent , Forbes with 18 percent and Buchanan with 10.

Official results showed that 98.7 percent of voters had endorsed the document, and that the turnout had been 97 percent.

Exit polls showed that 81 percent of those who voted for the president had a favorable opinion of his wife.

They have also shown that 60 percent of the energy released from fossil fuels is wasted.

Surveys showed that 10 percent to 30 percent of them were willing to pay for access.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Exports in the group increased 49. 1 percent from a year ago to $ 485. 92.

Prepaying an 8 or 9 percent mortgage equals earning a no-risk 8 or 9 percent on your money.

The incomes thought to be needed exceeded the amounts available under the social security system by 61 percent .

The mean underwriting fee was 1.4 percent of the issue's nominal value.

Twenty-five percent rated it as poor and 43 percent as fair.

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