Percent

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Definition

(100) percent: (100) %, out of one hundred
noun, adjective, adverb
Percent can take EITHER a singular OR a plural verb depending on the context. Example: '80 percent of the people are happy' OR '80 percent of the group is happy'.

I got 100 percent on my lesson today; I got all the questions right!

a percentage: an amount or fraction of something, expressed as a number out of 100
noun

Examples

  • "I am 100 percent putting the phone down."
  • "Bruno : Your Website advertises Delavigne perfumes at 20% percent below the list price, correct?"
  • "Authorities speculated that the group's chance for survival was 'slim to none', then specified that it was closer to .006 percent."
  • "I estimate that you have decreased my daily efficiency by 59.75 percent and increased my chance of a brain trauma by 63.26 percent!"
  • "I estimate my daily efficiency will improve by 2.65 percent."
  • "Just for you a 30 percent discount on all units of Liquid Dynamite!"
  • "Quentin : Mr. Jones, the trial version is one hundred percent free!"
  • "Currently the unemployment rate is at 7.2 percent, which is the highest it has been since 1992."
  • "Janine : This payment is based on your salary and, in general, is about 50 per cent of your weekly earnings."

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