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Meaning of percent

per•cent

Pronunciation: (pur-sent'), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledone one-hundredth part; .
  2. percentage (defs. 1, 3.).
  3. stocks, bonds, etc., that bear an indicated rate of interest.
—adj.
  1. figured or expressed on the basis of a rate or proportion per hundred (used in combination with a number in expressing rates of interest, proportions, etc.):%&hasp; to get three percent interest. Symbol:
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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