per cent - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [singular] maths 

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/pə(r)ˈsent/
  1. one part of 100, or a particular amount of a total that you have divided by 100. Per cent is often shown using the symbol %

    He owns 20% only of the business.

    per cent of:

    Women now represent 50 per cent of the workforce.

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