per cent


per cent
/pə 'sent/ adjective, adverb
out of each hundred, or for each hundred
10 per cent ten in every hundred
What is the increase per cent?
Fifty per cent of nothing is still nothing.
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‘…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]
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‘…buildings are depreciated at two per cent per annum on the estimated cost of construction’ [Hongkong Standard]

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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