Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English
 PERCENTAGE

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
high proportion/percentage etc (of sth) (= a very large part of a number )
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A high proportion of women with children under five work fulltime.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
annual
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The annual percentage rise in the Tax and Price Index.
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The yield is the annual percentage of return an investor earns on a stock.
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Some might say that typical annual percentage rates of around 24 percent are crippling.
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In the preceding example, the approximate annual percentage rate is 14. 6 percent.
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It may be that the courts would apply some sort of reasonable annual percentage .
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The annual percentage rise in the implicit gross domestic product deflator.
certain
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We will not specify that a certain number or percentage of candidates are to be awarded merit.
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Even pros pick a certain percentage of stocks that fizzle and die.
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Pattern recognisers are often quoted as producing correct results for a certain percentage of the time.
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Over time, in a certain percentage of cells, that mutation caused further errors.
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And then you have got to expect also that a certain percentage of your deals will go bad.
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If that candidate wins a certain percentage of the vote, the party then would be recognized in the following election.
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State law only allows recounts if vote totals are within certain percentages .
great
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Most investigators have observed that H pylori infection causes a greater percentage increase in the postprandial gastrin than fasting gastrin.
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Although less than half of the layoffs occurred in California, a greater percentage of future cuts will happen here.
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Britain probably has a greater percentage of gifted men and women per head of population than any country in the world.
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I arbitrarily suggested percentages of liability, putting the greatest percentage on the emergencyroom corporation because it had the greatest exposure.
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On a size frequency histogram the size class in which the greatest percentage of grains is represented provides the modal class.
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Killings using knives showed the greatest percentage decline, from 64 to 32.
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What is the greatest percentage you find?
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One explanation for this gender differential in the prevalence of depression might be the greater percentage of elderly women who live alone.
high
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Databases which had higher percentages of these citations were considered to have more extensive coverage.
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Aikman, as he always has in Super Bowls, threw for a high completion percentage , with no interceptions.
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The largely workingclass suburbs pay higher rates for shared services to make up for the high percentage of Detroit residents who default.
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Brown and Yale had the highest percentage , 5. 8.
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I raise this matter also because my constituency has a high percentage of unfit housing.
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The Arab countries devote the highest percentage of gross domestic product in the world to arms.
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Investors are particularly concerned such a high percentage of profits came from foreign exchange movements.
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A somewhat higher percentage of newgeneration aircraft played a part.
large
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The largest percentage decrease in mortality during these three decades is shown by women aged 75  84.
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Unfortunately, a large percentage of health professionals of all kinds are chronically blind in this direction.
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The Grampian, Northern and Dumfries and Galloway forces have also suffered large percentage increases in murder from a low base.
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The article neglected to mention the large percentage of homeowners who rebuilt early and subsequently tried to sell their houses.
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A slightly larger percentage of pairs of brooches were more abraded on the top right than the top left corner.
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It is of interest that the large percentages are all to be found in the positive or favorable cells.
low
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Britain's pension was also low as a percentage of national average earnings.
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That is a low percentage , by western standards.
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A high percentage had beneficial mites, a much lower percentage had harmful ones.
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The 1996 presidential election, costliest in history, produced the lowest percentage of voter turnout since 1824.
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Britain may be odd in spending such a low percentage of its national income on health.
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Cornell had the lowest percentage , with 3. 9 percent.
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The North had the lowest percentage of shareowners and shareholding among women, manual workers and young people was low.
significant
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There was no significant difference in percentage of cells in S phase in the distal colon of rats in both diet groups.
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Is a significant percentage of the populace that dumb?
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A significant percentage of all the money in the world appeared to be working together.
small
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For this reason, these results show a much larger zscore for a relatively small percentage correct.
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Many states would contribute a smaller percentage less of their own money to the joint statefederal Medicaid program.
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That is a very small percentage of the total number whose lives are in danger.
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Only a small percentage of the original 10, 000 minks survived the ordeal.
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It may prove acceptable for management to retain a small percentage , say 10%, as a reserve.
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A small percentage of fathers in any given company are new fathers.
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A small percentage of women have found that their immunity has worn off with disastrous results.
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Of these, a small percentage had real problems with differences of class or race.
tiny
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And they point out that the applications being checked are a tiny percentage of the 340,000 dealt with this year.
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Only 3 percent report using babysitters in their homes, a tiny percentage of which are livein nannies.
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Lascaux recommend that a tiny percentage of glycerine keeps the colour slightly moist.
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A few people care about news, and only a tiny percentage of those care about serious news.
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Only a tiny percentage of students I have ever met have been to a seminar or a lecture.
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There is no central registry that ensures that only a tiny percentage of women will receive the label.
■ NOUN
change
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Figure 7.3 shows the values of figure 7.2 expressed as percentage change over the period 196181.
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This measures the percentage change in the value of the call in response to a given change in the price of the share.
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Small percentage changes in consumption can have a considerable effect on the equilibrium level of national income and therefore on employment.
increase
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Most investigators have observed that H pylori infection causes a greater percentage increase in the postprandial gastrin than fasting gastrin.
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Some examples of percentage increases in dividends over 10 years: McCormick, 400 percent.
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This means adding just a little expanded memory produces a large percentage increase in the amount of memory available for data storage.
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The percentage increase is about the same as nearly all city workers have received over the last nine months.
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The board expects a similar percentage increase in next year's interim dividend from 6.75p to 7p.
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Each is asking for more than a doubledigit percentage increase .
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Operating leverage measures the percentage increase in profits resulting from a given percentage increase in sales.
point
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Voter turnout was down by 3.1 percentage points to 62.9 percent.
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Three national polls released Monday and Tuesday show Dole trailing Clinton by at least 20 percentage points .
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In other words, an increase in expected inflation of 5 percentage points shifts the Phillips curve upwards by 5 percentage points.
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The costs, which were not adjusted for inflation, outstripped median household incomes over the same period by 152 percentage points .
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In other words, an increase in expected inflation of 5 percentage points shifts the Phillips curve upwards by 5 percentage points.
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In January, polls showed Dole was leading his nearest rival by 23 percentage points .
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With nearly 90 percent of the poll counted late last night, the Yes vote nosed ahead by just one percentage point .
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Polls show Peres leading by about 5 percentage points .
points
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The protocol aimed to cut emissions of greenhouse gases to a few percentage points beneath levels a decade ago.
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The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points .
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The party has had three in as many years, and lost a general election in March by 10 percentage points .
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The SouthEast was particularly vibrant, increasing its share of the national population by 2 percentage points between 1911 and 1951.
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The poll of 636 Davidson County registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points .
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They are equally aware that achieving the last few percentage points in performance of ten causes a disproportionate increase in costs.
rate
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The second is some sort of percentage rate of interest.
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In the preceding example, the approximate annual percentage rate is 14. 6 percent.
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Some might say that typical annual percentage rates of around 24 percent are crippling.
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With these three methods of finance the finance house provides the funds and a percentage rate of interest.
unemployment
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Similarly, as D L increases, the unemployment percentage falls but is unlikely ever to reach zero.
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Similarly, a lower inflation rate could be achieved at the cost of an increase in the unemployment percentage .
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based
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Performance standards could be set for the team based on a percentage reduction in those losses over a set period.
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For many restaurants, rent is based on a percentage of sales, he explained.
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Often this is an annual fee based on a percentage of the value of the portfolio plus dealing costs.
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The ruling entitled objectors to a partial refund, based on the percentage of the overall fee that supported such activities.
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SupportPack prices are based on a percentage of the street price of the product being covered.
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The stock allocation to an individual account is based upon a percentage of pay or some other formula established in advance.
calculate
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It is then often necessary to calculate the percentage yield.
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In this way the formula of a compound can be used to calculate the percentage composition by mass of a compound.
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Scoring the log One easy way is to calculate the percentage of possible occasions when a particular activity or environmental condition applies.
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Effects of cimetidine and histamine of the cells were calculated as a percentage of the untreated controls.
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These can be compared to the original volume to calculate the percentage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air.
express
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Results are expressed as the percentage of the untreated control.
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Nonfinancial ratios indicate the relationship between quantifiable pieces of information, and may or may not be expressed in percentages .
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The number of complete bones is expressed as a percentage of the total number of that bone.
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Yields, expressed as a percentage , indicate the annual rent as a proportion of the property value.
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Data are expressed as mean percentage of T cells binding from three replicate wells; lines represent standard errors.
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The porosity of a deposit is expressed as the percentage of voids in a given volume of rock.
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The section length occupied by the respective injury grades was expressed as a percentage of the total section length.
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Harmonic distortion is usually expressed as a percentage .
fall
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In the first half of 1989 the unemployment rate reportedly fell by half a percentage point.
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Four , sevenand 10year rates fell 0. 005 percentage point.
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Local observers think that interest rates may fall by at least another percentage point.
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In relation to the rest of the country, however, the share of the top six cities fell by 2.5 percentage points.
measure
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This measures the percentage change in the value of the call in response to a given change in the price of the share.
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Quality as measured by percentage of defects begins to improve.
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Industrialization is measured by the percentage of males employed in agriculture and the per capita consumption of energy.
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Operating leverage measures the percentage increase in profits resulting from a given percentage increase in sales.
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The middle class, as measured by the percentage of households at each income level, is fading.
pay
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If a girl stopped paying her percentage , they cut her face.
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In exchange for corporate assistance, franchisees typically pay a percentage of their revenue to a franchiser.
represent
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Horizontal axes represent percentage population Fig.
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This would represent the highest percentage cut of any area, and the biggest savings per position, Sheth says.
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It represents only a small percentage of total production.
rise
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Contrast that with the other big six industrial economies, where the ratio will rise by 16 percentage points, to 36%.
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Operating profit rose as a percentage of sales to 17. 0 percent from 16. 5 percent.
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By contrast, inflation in nonshop services rose 0.2 percentage points to 6.6 per cent.
show
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Table V shows the percentage of time the oesophageal and gastric tracings indicated identical pressure recordings.
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In short, the record shows that a large percentage of quality improvement training programs do not get results.
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Portes also suggests figures to show the percentage of the population of each class in each country in 1970 and 1980.
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An obvious criticism of the Braverman deskilling thesis comes from the data showing a growing percentage of the workforce with formal qualifications.
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Killings using knives showed the greatest percentage decline, from 64 to 32.
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He is shown polls indicating percentage satisfaction with the Prime Minister and the performance of the Government.
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Table 18, below, shows the percentages of all defective items which suffered from the specific types of damage noted.
win
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Q: Who has the best winning percentage over a career as a starting quarterback for the 49ers?
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Equally ironic was the fact that four years earlier Johnson had won the biggest percentage of the popular vote in modern history.
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Joe Montana was 10039 with a. 719 winning percentage .
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If that candidate wins a certain percentage of the vote, the party then would be recognized in the following election.
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In Moscow, Mr Yeltsin won a higher percentage of the votes cast than he did in the 1991 presidential election.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
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A high percentage of businesses fail because of the collapse of a major customer or supplier.
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A high percentage of the coffee they produce goes to the US.
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He gets a percentage for every book that is sold.
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Most of the coffee we produce is for export  a high percentage goes to the US.
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Only a small percentage of African American employees were considered for promotion.
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The percentage of pensioners living below the poverty line has increased by 15% in the last four years.
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The percentage of women students at the university has increased steadily.
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The disease is serious, and in a small percentage of cases it can be fatal.
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The writer only receives a small percentage of the profits from each book sold.
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What percentage of our students passed the exam?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
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A relatively small number of questions on percentages was used in the tests developed by the project.
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In January, polls showed Dole was leading his nearest rival by 23 percentage points.
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It also shows that the Thatcher government found it difficult to implement its objective of quickly reducing this percentage .
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The percentage of patients with normal mucosa was significantly less in the alcoholic group compared with the normal groups.
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The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.
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The section length occupied by the respective injury grades was expressed as a percentage of the total section length.
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They develop mainly in fresh tap water, especially if it contains a high percentage of calcium salts.
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This percentage is based on price changes during the last 30 days.
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