Meaning of PERCENTAGE in English
/ pəˈsentɪdʒ; NAmE pərˈs-/ noun
[ 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 .
[ C , usually sing. ] a share of the profits of sth :
He gets a percentage for every car sold.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005