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per·cent·age

percentage

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sen tihj
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: some part of a whole based on a total of one hundred parts.
If one out of ten children in the class is at home with the flu today, what percentage are missing school?
similar words:
content
definition 2: part of a whole.
A large percentage of the people who live in that apartment building are poor.
similar words:
fraction, portion, proportion
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