# percentage

## noun

per·cent·age
pər-ˈsen-tij

1

a

**:**a part of a whole expressed in hundredths

a high percentage of students attended

b

**:**the result obtained by multiplying a number by a percent

the percentage equals the rate times the base

2

3

**:**an indeterminate part

**:**proportion

4

a

b

**:**favorable odds

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