percentage noun

ADJ. high, large The area has a high percentage of unemployed men. | low, small

VERB + PERCENTAGE calculate | express sth as This figure can be expressed as a percentage of the total.

PERCENTAGE + NOUN point Unemployment has fallen by two percentage points this month. | rate Insurance contributions are paid at a fixed percentage rate on all earnings. | figure | increase, rise the percentage rise in the average salary | decline, fall, reduction | share

PREP. ~ of What percentage of women own a car?

PHRASES in percentage terms The numbers are relatively low in percentage terms. | on a percentage basis The artist's agent receives commission on a percentage basis.