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, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words. [1913 Webster]

{Per annum}, by the year; in each successive year; annually.

{Per cent}, {Per centum}, by the hundred; in the hundred; -- used esp. of proportions of ingredients, rate or amount of interest, and the like; commonly used in the shortened form per cent.

{Per diem}, by the day. [For other phrases from the Latin, see Quotations, Phrases, etc., from Foreign Languages, in the Supplement.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 — noun a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred) (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑percentage, ↑percent, ↑pct • Hypernyms: ↑proportion • Hyponyms: ↑absentee rate …   Useful 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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