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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