What does the word percent mean?

Usage examples for percent

  1. Thus, water fasting puts something like 28 percent more energy at the body's disposal. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  2. Johnson at first set his face against the movements toward reconstruction by the state governments already organized and by those people who wished to organize new governments on Lincoln's ten percent plan. – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming
  3. In this case, a third of the profits were more than 25, but less than 50 percent, and half were 50 percent or over. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing