- per cent*/*/*/
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]IIadj, advper cent */*/[pəˈsent]equal to part of a total that has been divided by 100Sales increased thirty per cent compared to last year.[/ex]
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.