- percentage
- Price expressed as a percentage of par.
__Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary__* * *

**percentage**per‧cen‧tage [pəˈsentɪdʒ ǁ pər-] noun [countable, uncountable]**1.**an amount considered as part of a total which is 100:**percentage of****• What****percentage of**sales are generated abroad?**• Rental companies bought a****high percentage**of the vehicles sold.**• Spending on research and development****as a percentage**of profits is low.**2.****percentage increase/decrease/rise etc**the increase, decrease etc considered as part of a total which is 100:**• The****percentage increase**in the construction sector was much higher than in manufacturing.* * *

**percentage**__UK____US__/pəˈsentɪdʒ/__noun__**►**[__C__] an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100:**a high/large/small percentage**»A high percentage of their customers order their goods online.

**as a percentage of sth**»»Gross margin as a percentage of net sales for the year was 45%.

»The fees are usually

the selling price.*expressed as a percentage of*Some ISA providers charge

, while others use flat fees.*on a percentage basis***a percentage gain/growth/increase**»»Official retail figures for the month of July show the largest percentage increase in retail sales since the beginning of the year.

»a

*percentage decrease/fall/loss*»*calculate/estimate a percentage**percentage of income/revenue/sales***►**[__S__] a part of the profit received by someone who sells something: »He gets a percentage of gross profits as part of his salary package.

*Financial and business terms.
2012.*