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percentage

noun  us   /pərˈsen·tɪdʒ/
[U] an improvement or advantage, esp. when considered against other possibilities: There’s no percentage in working long hours if you don’t plan to stay in that job.
[C] an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100: TV ratings are based on the percentage of sets tuned to a particular program.
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