American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Out of each hundred; per hundred.
- n. One part in a hundred: The report states that 42 percent of the alumni contributed to the endowment. Also called per centum.
- n. A percentage or portion: She has invested a large percent of her salary.
- n. Chiefly British Public securities yielding interest at a specified percentage.
- adj. Paying or demanding interest at a specified percentage: a 5 1/2 percent checking account.
- n. A part or other object per hundred
- n. percentage.
- adj. Expressed in percents; usually together with a number.
- n. a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
- Latin per centum ("for every hundred"). (Wiktionary)
- From per cent., abbreviation of per centum, by the hundred : per, per; see per + centum, hundred. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Find a fixed rate personal loan from a bank or peer lending company like Lending Club, which offers personal unsecured loans for paying off high interest debt at rates starting at 7.93 percent APR; which is 53 percent lower than the overall national credit card APR of 16.81 percent* and can translate into thousands in savings over the life of a loan.”
“Non-weather related CO fatalities associated with generator use are also on the rise — by 53 percent from 2004 to 2005, and another 41 percent from 2005 to 2006.”
“Of course, Ahmadinejad has won, and then, well, there may be a 10 percent -10 percent\ of what?”
“In addition, while only two of the 14 airlines outsourced 80 percent or more in 2005, by late last year nine of the 14 were outsourcing between 80 percent and 94 percent.”
“January 2008: 2.4 percent; December 2009: 26.7 percent*”
“There is also a 30 percent discount on eye exams and a 10 percent** discount on contacts.”
“So if we had 100 lenders and 10 were lending a lot, 60 lending a little, and 30 not lending at all, then the mode average would be "Banks that lend a little" and we could say that 60 percent (now you see why I used a total of 100 ...) are lending a little, 10 percent are lending a lot, and 30 percent\% not at all.”
“The rate of major congenital malformations identified in the group that was exposed to metoclopramide during the first trimester was 5.3 percent% (182 of 3458 infants), as compared with a rate of 4.9 percent (3834 of 78,245 infants).”
“For example, Silver found that the percentage of 18-to-34-year-olds on the Battleground poll (17 percent) was much smaller than on the CPS survey of voters from 2004 (24 percent*).”
“I cant imagine that certain percent is less than 4!”
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