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percentage (n.)

"a proportion or rate per hundred," 1789, from percent + -age. Commercial sense of "profit, advantage" is from 1862.

updated on March 24, 2020

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Definitions of percentage from WordNet

percentage (n.)
a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred);
Synonyms: percent / per centum / pct
percentage (n.)
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group;
Synonyms: share / portion / part
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