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Meaning of percentage

per•cent•age

Pronunciation: (pur-sen'tij), [key]
— n.
  1. a rate or proportion per hundred.
  2. an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by percent.
  3. a proportion in general: Only a small percentage of the class will graduate with honors.
  4. gain; benefit; profit; advantage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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