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per centum


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n per centum a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Per centum by the hundred; in the hundred; a proportion multiplied by one hundred; -- used esp. of proportions of ingredients, rate or amount of interest, and the like; most commonly used in the shortened form per cent; as, 5 is ten per cent of 50. It is commonly symbolized with the per cent sign, "%".
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In literature:

Ninety per centum of our volume is brain.
"The Chessmen of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
His provisions and his flour, however, bought a good price, but the greatest per centum of profit was made on cigars.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
After much time and many words, we agreed at 22-1/2 dollars the bahar, besides six per centum custom.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
On rice, the duty is fifteen shillings sterling per hundred weight, being more than one hundred per centum.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
The question of the reduction of the tax to ten per centum was vehemently agitated.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
George Bross was eighty-five per-centum of the house Romance.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
This appears to be an increase of 35 per centum in ten years.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
If a ten per centum reduction is to be considered as solving the problem in the case of epileptics what will the 86 per cent.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
After the mercurial treatment, in 1822 to 17-1/2 per centum; in 1823 to 14-1/16; and in 1824 to 14-1/2.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The cost of collecting this part of the revenue was estimated at not less than twenty per centum.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
I have many hundreds out at six per centum.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
The rate of duty upon the principal articles of imported goods was, before the War, twelve and one-half per centum ad valorem.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
For these services a commission, in most cases of ten per centum (later increased to fifteen per centum), was allowed.
"History of the Washington National Monument and of the Washington National Monument Society" by Frederick Loviad Harvey
He said they should be handled at six per centum.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
In these 21 cases, 6 mothers, 28 per centum died, 72 per centum recovered.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
There will be a certain per centum that we shall both agree are not worth attention.
"A New Sensation" by Albert Ross