Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a. Expressed in percents; usually together with a number. n. 1 A part or other object per hundred 2 percentage.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Usage examples of "percent".
He also noted that a study in the spring of 1964, when Vietnam was a minor issue in the newspapers, showed that 53 percent of college-educated people were willing to send troops to Vietnam, but only 33 percent of grade school-educated people were so willing.
By the end of the war, roughly 90 percent of the Kosovar Albanian population had been killed or driven from their homes.
Not long out of his teen years, and already so dedicated to his job that he had put himself through BUDS, a training program so tough only about 5 percent of the men who began it made it all the way through.
He was as good as 90 percent of the adult alpinists in the world and had summited Everest already.
All Angels wear this patch, as do most other outlaws, and all it means is that they are proud to be part of the alleged one percent of bike riders whom the American Motorcycle Association refuses to claim.
In the deep seas, such bathypelagic monsters as anglerfish were slow moving, with a metabolic rate as low as one percent of fish living near the surface.
Every gram of antihydrogen would meet a gram of normal matter and convert to energy at one hundred percent efficiency.
Of this Jewish immigration, approximately 80 percent were Ashkenazi Jews.
Obviously, many of their systems had to be new-construction, but the truth is, that probably at least eighty-five percent of the design was based on existing hardware.
Last year epidemiologists from the University of Missouri found that atrazine may lead to reproductive abnormalities in humans, including sperm counts that are 50 percent below normal.
Canadian sociologist Reginald Bibby has shown that fewer than 10 percent of those who join evangelical churches come from outside the evangelical community, and most of that 10 percent usually come from other churches or through intermarriage.
Their bioelectric fields were down fifteen percent from the recommended human level, while their metabolism and general blood chemistry showed signs of advanced energy depletion.
Something like sixty percent of biotech start-ups failed, so the danger of losing some or all of an investment to bankruptcy was very real.
The Bosnian Muslims call themselves Bosniaks and were given fifty-one percent.
Yet Muslims, the newly named Bosniaks, had been given fifty-one percent of the remaining region.