percentage point

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n percentage point the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
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Usage

In literature:

Your arithmetic will show you that Harry's percentage in the Southern army is so small that it reaches the vanishing point.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
These points are of greater importance to the live librarian than is the percentage of discount.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
Carbon is usually designated by "points" and the other alloys by percentages.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
The Army Air Forces seemed to have a point, for in the immediate postwar period its percentage of black airmen had risen dramatically.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
One other point is doubtful from the report, and that is what percentage of the wounds were caused by bullets of small calibre.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
In point of fact, a very large percentage of the time of college officers was spent in that business.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
For further identification the melting-points of the crystalline acids, and the percentage of silver in their silver salts should be determined.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The percentage of recoveries is wonderful; but the point is, the invalids must come in time.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
To-day all hands point to the percentage, which is the proof of your high estate.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
The proportion of natural gas in the fuel balance was roughly the same as in 1960 but ten percentage points lower than in 1965.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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In news:

But that's well behind the 14 percentage-point employment outlook for the October-to-December period.
142,000 Square feet of vacant space in TVA's East Tower, responsible for pushing downtown rate up 3 percentage points.
A plan to improve cracked neighborhood streets and crumbling curbs throughout Heath is on hold now that voters have rejected an income-tax increase of 0.4 percentage point.
That's a whole percentage point more than previously thought.
Well, as you'll recall, Goldman Sachs thinks the Republican budget cutting plan would reduce economic growth by two percentage points.
BOUNTIFUL — By approximately one percentage point, voters approved a constituional amendment forcing the state to save some severance tax proceeds for the future.
McConnell spent some $20 million on his last election, beating Democrat Bruce Lunsford, a wealthy Kentucky businessman, by 6 percentage points.
People in the middle three-fifths of the population saw their shares of after-tax income decline by 2 to 3 percentage points from 1979 to 2007.
Paul, a longtime Texas Congressman, has closed to within one percentage point of frontrunner Newt Gingrich in Iowa.
Republican Linda McMahon cut her opponent's advantage in Connecticut's Senate race from 10 percentage points to 6 points in a week, according to a new Fox News battleground state poll.
The state Labor Department said that three-tenths of a percentage point increase from May's 7.0 percent.
Portage County's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point from 5.9 percent in September to 5.8 percent in October, according to data released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
PANAMA CITY — The unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point in Bay County in September, from 7.9 percent in August to 8 percent in September.
Italy's inflation rate this year is 5.1 percent, down a percentage point from 1986, the Government reported today.
Italy's inflation rate this year is 5.1 percent, down a percentage point from 1986, the Government reported.
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In science:

We plot the locations of these points in the study region in Figure 8 and provide the corresponding NNCT together with percentages based on row and column sums in Table 14.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
We plot the locations of these points in the study region in Figure 10 and provide the corresponding NNCT together with percentages based on row and column sums in Table 16.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
If γ = 0 is used for p = 2, the rejection rates exceed the nominal size by a few percentage points for the samples sizes we considered.
Testing for changes in polynomial regression
This is achieved by sorting the data and determining the minimum difference between the largest and smallest sample in a range containing the specified percentage (θ) of data points as a fraction of the total range of the data.
Comparing Measures of Sparsity
Percentage points of the largest root of the multivariate beta matrix.
Corrections to LRT on Large Dimensional Covariance Matrix by RMT
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