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per cent definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of percent.
    • Abbreviations of this Latin per centum, because of the hundred.
  • preposition:
    • because of the hundred; within the hundred; a proportion increased by one hundred; -- used esp. of proportions of components, rate or number of interest, and so on; mostly used in the shortened kind %. It is commonly symbolized because of the percent indication, "%".
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