Percentage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pərˈsentɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word percentage
Brit.  |pəˈsentɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word percentage


- a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred) (syn: percent)
- assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group (syn: part, portion, share)

Extra examples

If a goalie saves 96 out of 100 shots, his save percentage is 96 percent.

The percentages of women completing high school and college were 95 percent and 52 percent, respectively.

What percentage of your income do you spend on rent?

A serious percentage of books are not worth reading at all.

The percentage of school leavers that go to university is about five per cent.

Tax is paid as a percentage of total income.

A high percentage of married women have part-time jobs.

Interest rates fell by six percentage points (=6%).

The numbers are small in percentage terms (=when calculated as a percentage).

Crime figures showed significant percentage increases.

She gets a percentage for every record sold.

There's no percentage in it.

The results can be expressed as a percentage.

A low percentage of the women sampled said that they smoked during pregnancy.

What percentage of the national wealth is spent on health care?

Word forms

singular: percentage
plural: percentages
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