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English definition of “percent”

percent

adverb (also per cent)     /pəˈsent/ US  /pɚ-/
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.Numerical relationships
(Definition of percent adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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