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percent

adverb uk ( 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.
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in Korean 퍼센트…
in Arabic بِالمِئة…
in Portuguese por cento…
in Catalan per cent…
in Japanese パーセント(%)…
in Italian percento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 百分之…(符號為%)…
in Russian процентный, в процентном отношении…
in Turkish yüzde, yüzde olarak, ...lik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 百分之…(符号为%)…
in Polish procent…
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