per cent*/*/*/

per cent*/*/*/
[pəˈsent] noun [singular] I
one part of every 100. Per cent is often shown using the symbol %
Women now represent 50 per cent of the workforce.[/ex]
He only owns 20% of the business.[/ex]
adj, adv
per cent */*/[pəˈsent]
equal to part of a total that has been divided by 100
Sales increased thirty per cent compared to last year.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.