percent vs per cent :

percent or per cent

In the US the two-word spelling “per cent” is considered rather old-fashioned and is rarely used; but in the UK and countries influenced by it, the two-word form is still standard, though use of “percent” is spreading fast even there.

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  • n  a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
News & Articles

  • Poll: 40 percent of Coloradans say Udall deserves re-election
    Just 40 percent of Colorado voters said in a poll out Friday they believe Sen. Mark Udall deserves to win his re-election bid next year and only 43 percent believe in the job he's doing — even though the first-term senator doesn't have an opponent yet.
    June 14, 2013 - Denver Post
  • Zimbabwe's May inflation slows to 2.2 percent y/y
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's headline consumer inflation slowed to 2.2 percent year-on-year in May from 2.49 percent in April, data from the national statistics agency Zimstats showed on Friday. On a month-on-month basis prices fell by 0.21 percent in May after a 0.07 percent decline in April, Zimstats said.
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 30 percent chance of showers Thursday afternoon, evening in Morgan County
    Morgan County will have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service . Otherwise, Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 91 degrees, and breezy, with a southeast wind of 11 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
    June 13, 2013 - The Fort Morgan Times