Percentage meaning

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Percentage is a measure of a portion in relation to a whole, often expressed in relation to how many of something there are per 100.

When a group has half girls and half boys, this is an example of a situation where the percentage of boys in the group is equal to 50 percent.

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Advantage; gain.

There is no percentage in work without pay.

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A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part.

The hecklers constituted only a small percentage of the audience.

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A given part or amount in every hundred.
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Any number or amount, as of interest, tax, etc., stated in percent.
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Part; portion; share.

A percentage of the audience.

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The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.

A high percentage of secondary school leavers take a gap year.

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A share of the profits.

She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

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(informal) Benefit or advantage.

There was no percentage in staying at home.

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An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales.

Work for a percentage.

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Origin of percentage