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Definitions of percentage

  1. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A certain part, amount or number of each hundred parts; the duty, interest, etc., on a hundred; that part of arithmetic which deals with computing interest, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Rate percent or by the hundred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The allowance, commission, duty, or interest on a hundred. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. An allowance per cent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for percentage

  1. The percentage offered by the subscription houses was only about half as much as that paid by the trade, but the sales were so much greater that the author could very well afford to take it. – The Man of Letters as a Man of Business by William Dean Howells
  2. The great improvements of our day in labor- saving machinery, and its application to agriculture, enable the nation to be fed with a less percentage of its total force thus applied, and leave a larger margin of population free to engage in such other pursuits as are best carried on in large cities. – Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883 by William C. Kingsley Seth Low Franklin Edson