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percentage

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

percentage

[pər′sen·tij]
(mathematics)
The result obtained by taking a given percent of a given quantity.
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Angels manager Mike Scioscia, playing the percentages, opted for Salmon in place of the left-handed hitting Brad Fullmer.
But instead of playing the percentages at the treacherous par three eighth hole, he went for broke by attacking the pin at the front of the green.
Frustrated his side tried to push Gloucester around in the wrong areas of the field in the second half, paying the price through five Nicky Robinson penalties and a drop-goal, Bates said the Falcons must stick to playing the percentages to lay a platform.
Despite enjoying a decent cushion to his nearest rival, Webber insists he will not playing the percentages between now and the final race in Abu Dhabi on November 14.
There's a greater reward when something comes off from that than just playing the percentages - the positives outweigh the negatives.
Playing the percentages game is a risky business, given that not only do you have to calculate who is most likely to incur the housemates' and the publics' wrath, but also how many contestants will face the telephone and internet poll.