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per·cent (per cent)

percent (per cent)

pr sent
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one part or unit of each hundred, or a fraction expressed as parts of a hundred. (abbr.: pct.)
They will receive ten percent of the profits.Three is fifty percent of six.
definition 2: a portion; percentage.
She has donated a large percent of her wealth to charity.
part of speech: adjective
definition: indicating some portion of the whole of a hundred parts (used in combination with a number).
a four percent decline in prices
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  • percentage:
    an amount expressed as a fraction of one hundred.
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