per centum


per cen·​tum pər-ˈsen-təm How to pronounce per centum (audio)

Examples of per centum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who stay within their monthly water budget get a lower rate per centum cubic feet (CCF) compared to those who go over it. Carla Delgado, Popular Science, 3 May 2023

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Word History


per + Latin centum

First Known Use

circa 1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of per centum was circa 1565

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“Per centum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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