- percent
- per|cent
^{1}**S3***also***per cent***BrE*[pəˈsent US pər-]*adj, adv***1.)****5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc**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**2.)****a/one hundred percent**completely▪ I agree with you a hundred percent.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬**HINT sense 1**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.*▬▬▬▬▬▬▬**percent**^{2 }percent^{2}**W3S3***n also***per cent***BrE***5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc**an amount equal to five, ten etc parts out of a total of 100 parts▪ The bank charges interest at 14%.**5 percent (5%)/10 percent (10%) etc of**▪ 80 percent of the population voted.

*Dictionary of contemporary English.
2013.*