per cent

Definition

adjectiveadverb
out of each hundred, or for each hundred
Usage
10 per cent
ten in every hundred
ExamplesWhat is the increase per cent? • Fifty per cent of nothing is still nothing.

"...this would represent an 18 per cent growth rate - a slight slackening of the 25 per cent turnover rise in the first half" [Financial Times]

"...buildings are depreciated at two per cent per annum on the estimated cost of construction" [Hongkong Standard]

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