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percentage

noun [C] (AMOUNT)    /pəˈsen.tɪdʒ/ US  /pɚˈsen.t̬ɪdʒ/
B2 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.Numerical relationships
(Definition of percentage noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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