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percent

1 adjective, adverb
     
per‧cent1 S3 also per cent British English
1

5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc

HM equal to five, ten etc parts out of a total of 100 parts:
a 10% increase in house prices
a company with a forty percent stake in the project
! Use percent only with a number (30 percent, 9 percent etc). If you mean 'an amount expressed as part of a total' use percentage: A high percentage (NOT percent) of the population was illiterate.
2

a/one hundred percent

completely:
I agree with you a hundred percent.

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