Definition of percentage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



; pərˈsentɪdʒ
1 [countable + singular or plural verb] the number, amount, rate of something, expressed as if it is part of a total which is 100; a part or share of a wholeWhat percentage of the population is/are overweight?A high percentage of the female staff are part-time workers.Interest rates are expected to rise by one percentage point(= one per cent).The figure is expressed as a percentage.The results were analysed in percentage terms.2 [countable, usually singular] a share of the profits of somethingHe gets a percentage for every car sold.