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# percentage

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.
• noun The result obtained by multiplying a quantity by a percent.
• noun A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part.
• noun An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• noun Rate or proportion per hundred: as, the percentage of loss; the percentage of oxygen in some compound, or of pure metal in an ore; specifically, in com., an allowance, duty, commission, or rate of interest on a hundred; loosely, proportion in general.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun (Com.) A certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred.

• noun The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.
• noun A share of the profits.
• noun informal Benefit or advantage.

• noun a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
• noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

## Etymologies

From Latin per centum, "for every hundred", + -age.

## Examples

• Ma's trust index fell 1.7 ­percentage points from last month to 37.1 percent, against his distrust index of 44.7 percent - down 2.4 percentage points.

Taipei Times 2010

• Ma's trust index fell 1.7 ­percentage points from last month to 37.1 percent, against his distrust index of 44.7 percent - down 2.4 percentage points.

Taipei Times 2010

• If a certain percentage is not normal then you are not removing enough of them and patients might die from missed diseased cases.

• If a certain percentage is not normal then you are not removing enough of them and patients might die from missed diseased cases.

• For every given level of your output a certain percentage is direct and indirect energy costs.

• Though I still think assigning a percentage is a meaningless estimate.

• This percentage is the highest rate in the 51 years that these estimates have been released.

Rabbi Steve Gutow: 43 Million Reasons for Congress to Get Serious Rabbi Steve Gutow 2010

• Some regions with "higher" gas prices still only spend 2% of their median income on gas, while the percentage is as high as 16% in Wilcox County, Alabama.

• I think since the percentage is the same amoung the whites and the blacks.

• I think the percentage is about half of what he gets – 23.5%.