# percentage

*noun***ADJECTIVE**▪**considerable**,**high**,**huge**,**large**,**overwhelming**,**significant**,**sizeable**,**substantial**▪The area has a high

__percentage__of unemployed men.▪**greater**▪The disease affects a greater

__percentage__of men than women.▪**growing**,**increasing**▪**low**,**small**,**tiny**▪**fair**,**reasonable**▪A fair

__percentage__of their business comes from people using the airport.▪**disproportionate**▪Disabled passengers make up a disproportionate

__percentage__of the cruise company's customers.▪**relative**▪**fixed**▪**maximum**,**minimum**▪**average**,**mean**▪**overall**,**total****VERB + PERCENTAGE**▪**calculate**,**determine**,**estimate**,**measure**▪**express sth as**▪This figure can be expressed as a

__percentage__of the total.▪**comprise**,**make up**▪Young women comprise a large

__percentage__of our clients.**PERCENTAGE + VERB**▪**decline**,**decrease**,**drop**,**fall**▪That

__percentage__declined to 49.7 in 2006.▪**grow**,**increase**,**rise**▪**range from sth to sth**,**vary**▪Medical expenditure

__percentages__ranged from 3.9% in Arizona to 9.8% in Delaware.▪**indicate sth**,**represent sth**,**show sth****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**(*esp.*),__BrE__**score**,**value**▪**gain**,**increase**,**rise**▪the

__percentage__rise in the average salary▪**decline**,**decrease**,**drop**,**reduction**▪**share****PREPOSITION**▪__percentage__**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.

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