percentage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"percentage" in British English

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percentagenoun

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.
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percentage noun (ADVANTAGE)

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

"percentage" in American English

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percentagenoun

 us   /pərˈsen·tɪdʒ/
[U] an ​improvement or ​advantage, esp. when ​considered against other ​possibilities: There’s no percentage in ​workinglonghours if you don’t ​plan to ​stay in that ​job.
[C] an ​amount of something, often ​expressed as a ​number out of 100: TV ​ratings are ​based on the percentage of sets ​tuned to a ​particularprogram.
(Definition of percentage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"percentage" in Business English

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percentagenoun

uk   us   /pəˈsentɪdʒ/
[C] an ​amount of something, often ​expressed as a ​number out of 100: a high/large/small percentage A high percentage of their ​customersorder their ​goodsonline.as a percentage of sth Gross ​margin as a percentage of ​netsales for the ​year was 45%. The ​fees are usually expressed as a percentage of the ​sellingprice. Some ​ISAproviderscharge on a percentage ​basis, while others use ​flatfees.a percentage gain/growth/increase Official ​retailfigures for the month of July show the largest percentage ​increase in ​retailsales 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 ​grossprofits as ​part of his ​salarypackage.
(Definition of percentage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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