Meaning of “percentage” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /pəˈsentɪdʒ/
Extra Examples
A high percentage of Americans gave the President a positive rating.A percentage of the company's profits go to charity.What percentage of the population is over 50?Only a small percentage of members turned up for the meeting.Using these figures, calculate the percentage increase in profit.

B2 an amount of something, expressed as a number out of 100:

The percentage of women who work has risen steadily.
The percentage of people who are left-handed is small - only about 10%.

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