or per cent
historical usage of percent
words often confused with percent
OTHER WORDS FROM percentper·cent·al, adjective
How to use percent in a sentence
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Well over a thousand holes in, I average less than four strokes per hole.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At least one child in CAR has been killed or gravely injured per day, and 10,000 have been recruited into militant groups.
Bitcoin began 2013 with a roaring price of $770 per unit, and businesses right and left were converting to the ethereal product.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I doubt that thirty persons per day are carried into or brought out of it by all public conveyances whatever.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The Act permits member banks to accept an amount of bills not exceeding 50 per cent.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
At this period it brought enormous prices, the finest selling at from fifteen to eighteen shillings per pound.
In 1205 wheat was worth 12 pence per bushel, which was cheap, as there had been some years of famine previous thereto.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
We did not talk much about the past at dinner, except—ah me, how bitterly we regretted our 10 per cent.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for percent
Word Origin for per cent
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Cultural definitions for percent
A fraction expressed as a number of hundredths. Twelve percent of a quantity, for example, is twelve one-hundredths of it. Twelve percent may also be written 12%.