percent

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1per·cent

adverb \pər-ˈsent\

Definition of PERCENT

:  in the hundred :  of each hundred

Origin of PERCENT

earlier per cent, from per + Latin centum hundred — more at hundred
First Known Use: 1568

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

2percent

noun

: one part in a hundred : an amount that is equal to one one-hundredth of something

: a part of a whole

plural percent or percents

Full Definition of PERCENT

1
plural percent
a :  one part in a hundred
b :  percentage <a large percent of their income>
2
percents plural British :  securities bearing a specified rate of interest

Examples of PERCENT

  1. The value has increased half a percent.

First Known Use of PERCENT

1667

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

3percent

adjective

Definition of PERCENT

1
:  reckoned on the basis of a whole divided into 100 parts
2
:  paying interest at a specified percent

First Known Use of PERCENT

1888

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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