or per cent
Words nearby percent
OTHER WORDS FROM percentper·cent·al, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH percentpercent percentage percentile (see usage note at the current entry)
usage note for percent
In the senses “rate or proportion per hundred” and “proportion in general” percent and percentage are frequently interchangeable. With a preceding number, only percent occurs ( a 16 percent decline ); with no preceding number, either occurs, but percentage is much more common: a certain percentage (or percent ) of the land.
Examples from the Web for percent
Thirty-six percent were in favor and 38 percent were opposed.
Historically the reelection rate for members of Congress is in the area of 95 percent.
With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.
This Congress will welcome more women than ever before at 19 percent of the House and 20 percent of the Senate.
Just 47 percent of Asian-Americans voted in the 2012 presidential election.
Visual observations were made during 65 percent of the times the wolves were located from December through April.
In 1970 about 73 percent of the bank's credits were devoted to exports, and only 21 percent were granted for imports.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The resulting glycerol percentages after mixing the sidearm and main compartment contents were 0, 4, 8, and 12 percent.Preservation of Bull Semen at Sub-Zero Temperatures|N. L. VanDemark
Yet Congress has voted to cut environmental enforcement by 25 percent.
About 70 percent of the increase in cultivated land was added to arable acreage.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
Scientific definitions for percent
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%.