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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An amount expressed as a part of a total which is assumed to be 100%. A number describing a certain effect in relation to the total, like a rate of interest charged.

Usage examples (34)
  • I've learned it's always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.
  • For every given level of your output a certain percentage is direct and indirect energy costs.
  • If a certain percentage is not normal then you are not removing enough of them and patients might die from missed diseased cases.
  • I think the percentage is about half of what he gets – 23.5%. for more
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