Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English

PERCENTAGE

transcription, транскрипция: [ pər-ˈsen-tij ]

noun

Date: circa 1789

1.

a. : a part of a whole expressed in hundredths

a high percentage of students attended

b. : the result obtained by multiplying a number by a percent

the percentage equals the rate times the base

2.

a. : a share of winnings or profits

b. : advantage , profit

no percentage in going around looking like an old sack of laundry — Wallace Stegner

3. : an indeterminate part : proportion

4.

a. : probability

b. : favorable odds

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