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English definition of “percentage”

percentage

noun uk   /pəˈsen.tɪdʒ/ us    /pɚˈsen.t̬ɪdʒ/

percentage noun (AMOUNT)

B2 [C] an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100: What percentage of women return to work after having a baby? Interest rates have risen by two percentage points.

percentage noun (ADVANTAGE)

[U] US informal an advantage: There's no percentage in working such long hours.
(Definition of percentage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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