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English definition of “percent”

percent

adjective, adverb ( also per cent)     /pəˈsent/
B1 for or out of every 100 , shown by the symbol %: a 40 percent increase in prices Mathematical symbols
percent ( also per cent) noun [C] Nearly 70 percent of all cars in the UK are less than five years old .
(Definition of percent adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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