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percentage

noun
 
 
/pəˈsentɪdʒ/
[C] an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100: a high/large/small percentage A high percentage of their customers order their goods online.as a percentage of sth Gross margin as a percentage of net sales for the year was 45%. The fees are usually expressed as a percentage of the selling price. Some ISA providers charge on a percentage basis, while others use flat fees.a percentage gain/growth/increase Official retail figures for the month of July show the largest percentage increase in retail sales since the beginning of the year. a percentage decrease/fall/loss calculate/estimate a percentage percentage of income/revenue/sales
[S] a part of the profit received by someone who sells something: He gets a percentage of gross profits as part of his salary package.
Translations of “percentage”
in Korean 백분률의…
in Arabic نِسبة مِئويّة…
in French pourcentage, proportion…
in Turkish yüzde oranı, yüzde, nispet…
in Italian percentuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數量, 百分比,百分率…
in Russian процент…
in Polish odsetek, procent…
in Spanish porcentaje…
in Portuguese porcentagem…
in German die Prozente (pl.), der Prozentsatz…
in Catalan percentatge…
in Japanese 百分率, パーセンテージ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数量, 百分比,百分率…
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