per centum

a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred) (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑percentage, ↑percent, ↑pct
Hypernyms: ↑proportion

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\\pə(r)ˈsentəm\ noun
Etymology: Latin

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/peuhr sen"teuhm/
percent (def. 1).
[1555-65; < L: lit., by the hundred]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Per centum — Per Per, prep. [L. Cf. {Far}, {For }, {Pardon}, and cf. {Par}, prep.] Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • per centum — [sen′təm] adv., adj. now rare var. of PERCENT (adv. adj. ) …   English World dictionary

  • per centum — per cẹn|tum 〈Abk.: p. c.〉 = pro centum …   Universal-Lexikon

  • per centum — per cẹn|tum 〈Abk.: p. c.〉 = pro centum …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • per centum — per cent•um [[t]pər ˈsɛn təm[/t]] n. math. percent 1) • Etymology: 1555–65; < L: lit., by the hundred …   From formal English to slang

  • per centum — noun Etymology: per + Latin centum Date: circa 1565 percent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • per centum — /pə ˈsɛntəm/ (say puh sentuhm) adverb → per cent. {Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • per centum — /peuhr sen teuhm/ percent (def. 1). [1555 65; < L: lit., by the hundred] * * * …   Universalium

  • per centum —    see percent …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • per centum — By the hundred …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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