- ▪ I. percent per‧cent 1 [pəˈsent ǁ pər-] also per cent adjective, adverb5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc equal to 5, 10 etc parts out of every 100 parts:
• a one percent (= 1% ) cut in interest rates
• a 15 percent (= 15% ) tip[m0] ▪ II. percent percent 2 also per cent abbreviation PC noun1. 5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc an amount equal to 5, 10 etc parts out of every 100 parts:
• Some of the lenders charge as much as 35 percent.5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc of
• 40 percent of the survey participants expect business to slow down in the next six months.
• Annual revenue grew by 6 percent.2. [countable usually singular] another name for percentage:
• our marketing spending as a percent of sales
* * *Ⅰ.percent UK US /pəˈsent/ noun [S] MEASURES► one part of every 100, or the specified amount of something divided by 100: »
Business customers account for about 70 percent of the computing company's revenue.by 3/50/100, etc. percent »
The bank needed to reduce its workforce by 20 percent.► PERCENTAGE(Cf. ↑percentage): as a percent of sth »
Operating income as a percent of sales increased slightly from the previous year.Ⅱ.percent UK US (UK also per cent) /pəˈsent/ adverb► for or out of every 100, often shown by the symbol %: »
Shares fell 6 percent after the group warned profits would be lower than expected.percent adjective► »
Unions urged workers to reject the 1.5 percent pay offer.
Financial and business terms. 2012.