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English definition of “percentage”

percentage

noun   /pəˈsentɪdʒ/
[C] an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100: a high/large/small percentage A high percentage of their customers order their goods online.as a percentage of sth Gross margin as a percentage of net sales for the year was 45%. The fees are usually expressed as a percentage of the selling price. Some ISA providers charge on a percentage basis, while others use flat fees.a percentage gain/growth/increase Official retail figures for the month of July show the largest percentage increase in retail sales 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 gross profits as part of his salary package.
(Definition of percentage noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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