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per‧cen‧tage W3

1 [uncountable and countable]HM an amount expressed as if it is part of a total which is 100 ! If the noun that follows a percentage of is plural, use a plural verb: Only a small percentage of people are interested in politics.

Tax is paid as a percentage of total income.

2 [countable usually singular]BB a share of the profits :

She gets a percentage for every record sold.

3## there is no percentage in doing something

British English informal used to say that doing something is not going to help or be useful :

There's no percentage in worrying.

Definition of percentage from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

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