Word family noun precent percentage adjective percent adverb percent
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpercentper‧cent1 (also per cent British English) /pəˈsent $ pər-/ ●●● W1 AWL adjective, adverb 1 5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc2 a/one hundred percent
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percentOur "Gold" credit card only charges 8.5 percent interest.
percentpercent2 (also per cent British English) ●●● S3 W2 AWL noun 5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc
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percentExports in the group increased 49. 1 percent from a year ago to $ 485. 92.The mean underwriting fee was 1.4 percent of the issue's nominal value.The incomes thought to be needed exceeded the amounts available under the social security system by 61 percent.Prepaying an 8 or 9 percent mortgage equals earning a no-risk 8 or 9 percent on your money.Twenty-five percent rated it as poor and 43 percent as fair.
From King Business Dictionarypercentper‧cent1 /pəˈsentpər-/ (also per cent British English) adjective, adverb 5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc equal to 5,10 etc parts out of every 100 partsa one percent (=1%) cut in interest ratesa 15 percent (=15%) tippercentpercent2 (also per cent British English abbreviation, PC) noun15 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc an amount equal to 5,10 etc parts out of every 100 partsSome of the lenders charge as much as 35 percent.5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc of40 percent of the survey participants expect business to slow down in the next six months.Annual revenue grew by 6percent.2[countable usually singular] another name for PERCENTAGEour marketing spending as a percent of sales