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"percent" in British English

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(also per cent) uk   /pəˈsent/  us   /pɚ-/
B1 for or out of every 100, ​shown by the ​symbol %: You got 20 percent of the ​answersright - that ​means one in every five. Only 40 percent of ​peoplebothered to ​vote in the ​election.
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(Definition of percent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"percent" in American English

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percentadverb [not gradable]

(also per cent)  us   /pərˈsent/ (abbreviation pct, symbol %)
for or out of every 100: You got 20 percent of the ​answersright. Only 48% of ​registeredvotersactuallyvoted in the ​election.
(Definition of percent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"percent" in Business English

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percentnoun [S]

uk   us   /pəˈsent/ MEASURES
one ​part of every 100, or the ​specifiedamount of something ​divided by 100: Business ​customersaccount for about 70 percent of the ​computing company's ​ 3/50/100, etc. percent The ​bank needed to ​reduce its ​workforce by 20 percent.
→  percentage : as a percent of sth Operating ​income as a percent of ​salesincreased slightly from the previous ​year.


(UK also per cent) uk   us   /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.
Unions urged ​workers to ​reject the 1.5 percent ​payoffer.
(Definition of percent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “percent”
in Arabic بِالمِئة…
in Korean 퍼센트…
in Portuguese por cento…
in Catalan per cent…
in Japanese パーセント(%)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 百分之…(符号为%)…
in Turkish yüzde, yüzde olarak, ...lik…
in Russian процентный, в процентном отношении…
in Chinese (Traditional) 百分之…(符號為%)…
in Italian percento…
in Polish procent…
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