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percentage

Commerce the interest, tax, commission, or allowance on a hundred items
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percentage

[pər′sen·tij]
(mathematics)
The result obtained by taking a given percent of a given quantity.
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You would have had to pay the courier a percentage."
The courier always has his percentage. In this case it would have been a hundred francs."
What he made that night by his percentages it would be hard to estimate.
"Well, but it's nothing but right you should have a small percentage," said Mr.
They, the girls, were of the dancing crowd that swelled by a certain constant percentage the gate receipts of all the picnics.
Nor is even this the worst of the vicious system: for, certain crimping agents of these houses, who have a percentage on all the passengers they inveigle, are constantly travelling about those districts where poverty and discontent are rife, and tempting the credulous into more misery, by holding out monstrous inducements to emigration which can never be realised.
What is the percentage? And I said, Miss;' here Sissy fairly sobbed as confessing with extreme contrition to her greatest error; 'I said it was nothing.'
In Massachusetts the percentage of white illiteracy is eight-tenths of one per cent, while in South Carolina it is thirteen and six-tenths per cent; also in South Carolina there is a property qualification for voters--and for these and other reasons child labor is the rule, and so the cotton mills were driving those of Massachusetts out of the business.
Among this correspondence, there dropped in, every now and then, an obliging proposal from one of the numerous outsiders always lurking about the Commons, to practise under cover of my name (if I would take the necessary steps remaining to make a proctor of myself), and pay me a percentage on the profits.
She bought other claims from discouraged miners, traded or sold them on percentages.
"On the given percentages I came out twelfth or better.
He called it "being frank with you." They had long ago reckoned their percentages on trade, including in them that last deal of "this infamous Makola." They had also concluded not to say anything about it.