In mathematics, a percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign, “%”, or the abbreviations “pct.”, “pct”; sometimes the abbreviation “pc” is also used. A percentage is a dimensionless number (pure number).
The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.
“A high percentage of secondary school leavers take a gap year.”
A share of the sales, profits, gross margin or similar.
“She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.”
Benefit or advantage.
“There was no percentage in staying at home.”
A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
Proper or equal share.
The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
“the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body”
A statement of equality between two ratios.
To set or render in proportion.
a rate, number, or amount in each hundred
“a large percentage increase”
“the percentage of Caesareans at the hospital was three per cent higher than the national average”
any proportion or share in relation to a whole
“only a tiny percentage of the day trippers are aware of the village’s gastronomic distinction”
an amount, such as an allowance or commission, that is a proportion of a larger sum of money
“I hope to be on a percentage”
personal benefit or advantage
“I don’t see the percentage in selling perfectly good furniture”
a part, share, or number considered in comparative relation to a whole
“the proportion of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is rising”
the relationship of one thing to another in terms of quantity, size, or number; ratio
“the proportion of examination to coursework”
“the bleach can be diluted with water in the proportion one part bleach to ten parts water”
the comparative measurements or size of different parts of a whole
“the view of what constitutes perfect bodily proportions changes from one generation to the next”
“the room, despite its ample proportions, seemed too small for him”
the correct, attractive, or ideal relationship between one thing and another or between the parts of a whole
“perceptions of colour, form, harmony, and proportion”
adjust or regulate (something) so that it has a particular or suitable relationship to something else
“a life after death in which happiness can be proportioned to virtue”