# Percentage

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**percentage**— Since a percentage can be a quantity of any size, and even (unlike part) more than the whole, it is best to qualify it with adjectives such as small, tiny, or large, or by the adverb only, as appropriate: a large percentage of books published in… …2

**percentage**— [pər sent′ij] n. 1. a given part or amount in every hundred 2. any number or amount, as of interest, tax, etc., stated in percent 3. part; portion; share [a percentage of the audience ] ☆ 4. Informal a) use; advantage; profit [no percentage in… …3

**Percentage**— Per*cent age, n. [Per cent + age, as in average. See {Per}, and {Cent}.] (Com.) A certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred. [1913 Webster] …4

**percentage**— I noun allotment, commission, contingent, factorage, fraction, interest, moiety, part, percent, portion, proportion, quota, rate per hundred, ratio, ration, share II index commission (fee), moiety, part (por …5

**percentage**— 1789, from PERCENT (Cf. percent) + AGE (Cf. age). Sense of profit, advantage is from 1862 …6

**percentage**— [n] portion, allotment allowance, bite, bonus, chunk, commission, corner*, cut, discount, division, duty, fee, holdout, interest, juice*, payoff, percent, piece, piece of the action*, points*, proportion, quota, rate, ratio, section, slice*,… …7

**percentage**— ► NOUN 1) a rate, number, or amount in each hundred. 2) a proportion of a larger sum of money granted as an allowance or commission. 3) any proportion or share in relation to a whole …8

**percentage**— Price expressed as a percentage of par. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary * * * percentage per‧cen‧tage [pəˈsentɪdʒ ǁ pər ] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. an amount considered as part of a total which is 100: percentage of • What… …9

**Percentage**— In mathematics, a percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100 ( per cent meaning per hundred ). It is often denoted using the percent sign, % . For example, 45% (read as forty five percent ) is equal to 45 / 100, or… …10

**percentage**— noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, high, huge, large, overwhelming, significant, sizeable, substantial ▪ The area has a high percentage of unemployed men …