General English

  • noun an amount considered in relation to 100

General Science

  • noun the proportion or rate equivalent to a total divided by a hundred


  • noun an amount shown as part of one hundred


  • A fraction or ratio expressing a percent. A fraction with 100 as a denominator represents a percentage. For example, 50/100 is 50%, or 300/100 is 300%. A ratio is multiplied by 100 to obtain a percentage. For instance, a ratio whose value is 0.5 represents 50%.