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English definition of “percent”

percent

adverb (UK also per cent)
 
 
/pəˈsent/
for or out of every 100, often shown by the symbol %: Shares fell 6 percent after the group warned profits would be lower than expected.
percent adjective
(Definition of percent adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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