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percentage

 noun: Mathematical terminology topic
[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 whole What 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 (= a unit of one per cent). Tax rates fell by 3.4 percentage points. The figure is expressed as a percentage. The results were analysed in percentage terms.

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