percentagenoun definition in Mathematical terminology topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
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 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(= 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.