percentage
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /pəˈsɛntɪd͡ʒ/
  • (GA) IPA: /pɚˈsɛntɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

percentage (plural percentages)

  1. The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.
    A high percentage of secondary school leavers take a gap year.
  2. A share of the sales, profits, gross margin or similar.
    She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.
  3. (informal) Benefit or advantage.
    There was no percentage in staying at home.
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