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  1. per·cent·age
    IPA[pərˈsen(t)ij]
  2. noun

    • 1. a rate, number, or amount in each hundred:

      the percentage of cesareans at the hospital was three percent higher than the national average a large percentage increase in the population over 85
    • 2. any proportion or share in relation to a whole:

      only a small percentage of black Americans have Caribbean roots
    • 3. an amount, such as an allowance or commission, that is a proportion of a larger sum of money:

      I hope to be on a percentage
    • 4. personal benefit or advantage:

      you explain to me the percentage in looking like a hoodlum
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: percentage, plural noun: percentages

    • noun

      a rate, number, or amount in each hundred:

      any proportion or share in relation to a whole:

    • noun

      a style of playing tennis designed to minimize errors, typically characterized by avoidance of risky shots, careful placement of the ball, and crosscourt play:
    • noun

      a unit of one percent:
    • noun

      a style of playing tennis designed to minimize errors, typically characterized by avoidance of risky shots, careful placement of the ball, and cross-court play:
    • noun

      the number of lambs produced per one hundred ewes mated in a flock:
    • noun

      a unit of one per cent:
    • noun

      the proportion of an ingredient called for in a recipe, expressed as a percentage relative to the amount of flour, with flour representing 100 percent:
    • noun

      the proportion of an ingredient called for in a recipe, expressed as a percentage relative to the amount of flour, with flour representing 100 per cent:
    • choose a safe and methodical course of action when calculating the odds in favor of success
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