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  • n. Alternative spelling of percent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. by the hundred; in the hundred; a proportion multiplied by one hundred; -- used esp. of proportions of ingredients, rate or amount of interest, and the like; most commonly used in the shortened form per cent. It is commonly symbolized with the per cent sign, "%".
  • prep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abbreviations of the Latin per centum, by the hundred.

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Examples

  • John B. Gordon's 6th Alabama sacrificed 60 per cent of its effective strength.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • In Jackson's and Ewell's divisions, casualties numbered 1,195, less than 6 per cent of the whole; the three brigades of the old Army of the Valley, Jackson's own division, accounted for only 208 of these.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Outside the Holy Land, this was the homeland of the Order—over 30 per cent of all Templar fortresses and commanderies in the whole of Europe were in this one small area.

    The Templar Revelation

  • UHY Hacker Young, which based its findings on statistics from HMRC, said that the increase was partly due to a 13.1 per cent rise in average earnings in Durham and partly the result of thresholds rising more slowly than earnings.

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  • The often-quoted figure of about 98 per cent for the shared genetic material of humans and chimps actually refers neither to numbers of chromosomes nor to numbers of whole genes, but to numbers of DNA ‘letters’ technically, base pairs that match each other within the respective human and chimp genes.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Australia's largest real estate group Ray White, reported a sluggish March quarter with turnover up only 8 per cent compared with last year.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • And perhaps twenty per cent washed their linen handouts from Mr. Duncan Campbell, stringing them on lines which crisscrossed the beams and made walking for exercise even harder.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Mack, summarizing the current position of New Testament scholarship in The Lost Gospel, states that, of the just over 500 direct sayings attributed to Jesus, at most 10 per cent are regarded by scholars as having any claim to authenticity.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Von Hippel 1988 found that lead users had developed 77 per cent of the innovations in the scientific instruments field and 67 per cent of the innovations in semiconductors and printed circuit boards.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • They paid an average of £4,350 in 2007-08, the latest year for which statistics are available - 18.5 per cent more than the previous year, according to a survey by accountant UHY

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