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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 answers right. Only 48% of registered voters actually voted in the election.
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percentadverb

also per cent uk   /pəˈsent/ us   /pɚˈsent/
B1 for or out of every 100, shown by the symbol %: You got 20 percent of the answers right - that means one in every five. Only 40 percent of people bothered to vote in the election.

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percentnoun [S]

uk   /pəˈsent/ us   MEASURES
one part of every 100, or the specified amount of something divided by 100: Business customers account for about 70 percent of the computing company's revenue.by 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 sales increased slightly from the previous year.

percentadverb

UK also per cent uk   /pəˈsent/ us  
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.
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adjective
Unions urged workers to reject the 1.5 percent pay offer.
(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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“percent” in Business English

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