percent

  

Definition

Fraction of 100 denoted as 1/100th. The symbol % is used to denote percent and usually follows a number, for example 50% (literally meaning 50/100). See also percentage.

Use percent in a sentence

  • When deciding what to budget and where you should break things down to a percent to make it easier for you.

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  • One hundred percent of my friends like me for who I am; although significantly less than that agree with me on political issues.

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  • In todays analytical business world everything can be broken down to a percent to tell you if it is worthwhile or not.

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