Percent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pərˈsent|  American pronunciation of the word percent
Brit.  |pəˈsent|  British pronunciation of the word percent


- a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred) (syn: percentage)

Extra examples

The value has increased half a percent.

He stands to earn 10 percent of the company's $1 million take on the deal.

Analysts predict that rates will rise by almost 40 percent.

The illness affects less than one percent of the population.

The report showed increases of between 20 and 30 percent.

Everything in the store will be 15 percent off during the sale.

The success rates approach 90 percent.

More than 90 percent of female senior managers believe that men's and women's opportunities remain unequal ...

Their profits have averaged five percent growth in the last four years.

The interest rate is two percent plus prime.

64 percent of the people surveyed said that the economy was doing well.

Ten percent of the collection goes to the city's shelters for homeless people.

He got 56 percent of the votes.

The candidate won only 10 percent of the vote.

The company gave workers a four percent wage increase this year.

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