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noun percentage pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈsentɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] maths an amount or rate that is equal to a particular part of a total that you have divided by 100

    14% of land is privately owned, which is a very small percentage.

    percentage of:

    Calculate what percentage of your income you spend on food.

    1. a.
      a part of a larger number or amount that is not calculated exactly: can be followed by a singular or plural verb
      percentage of:

      A large percentage of the population will believe anything.

  2. 2
    [countable] a part of the profit from something that is sold, which is given to the person who sells it
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