Meaning of “percent” - Learner’s Dictionary

percent

adjective, adverb also per cent us uk /pəˈsent/

B1 for or out of every 100, shown by the symbol %:

a 40 percent increase in prices

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percent noun [ C ] also per cent

Nearly 70 percent of all cars in the UK are less than five years old.

(Definition of “percent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)