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## per·cent·age

(pər-sĕn′tĭj)*n.*

**1.**

**a.**A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.

**b.**The result obtained by multiplying a quantity by a percent.

**2.**A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part: The hecklers constituted only a small percentage of the audience.

**3.**An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales: work for a percentage.

**4.**

*Informal*Advantage; gain: There is no percentage in work without pay.

**When preceded by**

*Usage Note:**the, percentage*takes a singular verb:

*The percentage of unskilled workers is small.*When preceded by

*a,*it takes either a singular or plural verb, depending on the number of the noun in the prepositional phrase that follows:

*A small percentage of the workers are unskilled. A large percentage of the crop has spoiled.*

## percentage

(pəˈsɛntɪdʒ)*n*

**1.**proportion or rate per hundred parts

**2.**(Commerce)

*commerce*the interest, tax, commission, or allowance on a hundred items

**3.**any proportion in relation to the whole

**4.**

*informal*profit or advantage

## per•cent•age

(pərˈsɛn tɪdʒ)*n.*

**1.**a rate or proportion per hundred.

**2.**an allowance, commission, or rate of interest calculated by percent.

**3.**a proportion in general; part: a small percentage of the class.

**4.**gain; profit; advantage.

**usage:**See percent.

## percentage

–**per cent**

When you express an amount as a **percentage** of a whole, you say how many parts the amount would have if the whole had 100 equal parts. You write a percentage as a number followed by **per cent** or by the symbol %. So, for example, if there are 1000 people living in a village and 250 of them are children, you say that **25 per cent** or **25%** of the people in the village are children.

*What is the*

__percentage__of nitrogen in air?*He won 28.3*

__per cent__of the vote.**Per cent** is sometimes written as one word, especially in American English.

*Remember that 90*

__percent__of most food is water.You also use **percentage** to show approximately how large or small an amount is as a proportion of a whole. For example, you can say that an amount is **a large percentage** or **a small percentage** of the whole.

*The illness affects only*

__a tiny percentage__of babies.When **percentage** is used like this in front of the plural form of a noun, you use a plural form of a verb after it.

*A large percentage of the students*

__do__not speak English at home.When **percentage** is used in front of a singular form or an uncountable noun, you use a singular form of a verb after it.

*Only a small percentage of the money*

__is__given to charity.*A high percentage of their income*

__was__spent on rent.**Legend:**

Noun | 1. | percentage - a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)proportion - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole absentee rate - the percentage of workers who do not report to work occupancy rate - the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) are occupied or rented at a given time vacancy rate - the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) that are unoccupied or not rented at a given time unemployment rate - the percentage of the work force that is unemployed at any given date |

2. | percentage - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"net income, net profit, profit, profits, earnings, lucre, net - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) tranche - a portion of something (especially money) dispensation - a share that has been dispensed or distributed dole - a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given way - a portion of something divided into shares; "they split the loot three ways" ration - a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity) allowance - an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous" split - a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded" stake, interest - (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future" profit sharing - a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings" allocation, allotment - a share set aside for a specific purpose assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company |

**procento**

**procentdel**

**procentsats**

**procent**

**tanto por ciento**

**prosenttiosuus**

**postotak**

**százalékarány**

**prósenta**

**prósenta, hlutfall, hluti**

**パーセンテージ**

**백분율**

**procentinis dydis/santykis/skaičius**

**daļa**

**procentuālā attiecība, procenti**

**delež**

**procent**

**อัตราร้อยละ**

**tỷ lệ phần trăm**

## percentage

[pəˈsentɪdʒ]**A.**

*N*

**1.**(=

*proportion*) → porcentaje

*m*

what is the percentage of nitrogen in air? → ¿cuál es el porcentaje de nitrógeno en el aire?

a large percentage of people are immune → un gran porcentaje de la gente es inmune

**the figure is expressed**→ la cifra está expresada en tantos por ciento

__as__a percentage**on a percentage**→ según los porcentajes California perdió más puestos de trabajo que ningún otro estado

__basis__California lost more jobs than any other state**a**→ un alto

__high__percentage are girls*or*elevado porcentaje son chicas

**in percentage**→ proporcionalmente

__terms__**2.**(=

*commission*) → porcentaje

*m*

my percentage is deducted beforehand → mi porcentaje se deduce antes

to get a percentage on all sales → recibir un tanto por ciento sobre todas las ventas

on a percentage

__basis__→ a porcentaje

**B.**

*CPD*

**percentage increase**

*N*→ aumento

*m*porcentual

**percentage point**

*N*→ punto

*m*porcentual

**percentage sign**

*N*→ signo

*m*del tanto por ciento

## percentage

[pə^{r}ˈsɛntɪdʒ]

*n*→ pourcentage

*m*

on a percentage basis → au pourcentage

to be paid on a percentage basis → être payé(e) au pourcentagepercentage point

*n*→ point

*m*

## percentage

*n*

*m*; (= commission, payment) → Anteil

*m*; (= proportion) → Teil

*m*; a small

**percentage**of the population → ein geringer Teil der Bevölkerung; expressed as a

**percentage**→ prozentual

*or*in Prozenten ausgedrückt; what

**percentage**? → wie viel Prozent?; to get a

**percentage**of all sales → prozentual am Umsatz beteiligt sein

*attr*→ prozentual; on a

**percentage**basis → prozentual, auf Prozentbasis;

**percentage**sign → Prozentzeichen

*nt*

## percentage

[pəˈsɛntɪdʒ]*n*→ percentuale

*f*

as a percentage → in percentuale

to get a percentage on all sales → avere una percentuale sulle vendite

on a percentage basis → a percentuale

## percentage

(pəˈsentidʒ)*noun*

**1.**an amount, number or rate given as a fraction of one hundred. We've expressed all these figures as percentages.

**2.**a part or proportion of something. A large percentage of the population can't read or write.

## percentage

→ نِسْبَةٌ مِئَوِيَةٌ procento procentdel Prozentsatz ποσοστό porcentaje prosenttiosuus pourcentage postotak percentuale パーセンテージ 백분율 percentage prosentdel procent percentagem процентное отношение procent อัตราร้อยละ yüzde tỷ lệ phần trăm 百分比## percentage

*n.*porcentaje, tanto por ciento;

*a.*periférica;

**population ___**→ ___ de la población.

## percentage

*n*porcentaje

*m*