from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. A part or other object per hundred
  • n. percentage.
  • adj. Expressed in percents; usually together with a number.

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  • n. a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From per cent., abbreviation of per centum, by the hundred : per, per; see per + centum, hundred.

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Latin per centum ("for every hundred").


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