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Definition of Centage

  • Rate by the hundred; percentage.

How to use centage in a sentence. Centage pronunciation.

Yes, I left the stage at the corner of State Street, and went directly to his counting-room; but I found him engrossed by business, and verily believe I should not have obtained a moment's conversation after the brotherly welcome that his heart gave me in spite of teas, silks, hides, stocks, and per centage, if I had not had a little business of my own,-a little money to invest.
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Throughout the country the total number of pieces of ordinary mail handled by 3,855 railway postal clerks on the lines, during the year ending June 30, 1883, amounted to 3,981,516,280; the number of errors made in their distribution was 958,478 pieces, or a per centage of correct distribution of 99.97.
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In these examinations a good-natured rivalry exists, and a vigilant eye is kept by the clerks that their line shall make as high an average per centage, or, if possible, higher than any other.
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The per centage of correctness rarely falls below seventy-five; an average is generally made of ninety-five per cent.
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During the fiscal year which ended June 30, 1882, there were 2,898 examinations of permanent clerks held, and 3,140,630 cards handled; of this number 208,736 were incorrect, 512,460 not known, making a correct average per centage of 77.05.
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A very large per centage of heat is lost in its transmutation from a latent form in fuel to an active or available form in steam, and a still greater loss in its transmission into work by machinery.
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He settles with his creditors for a small per centage; disposes of his property by fictitious sales, _ventes simulees_, and thus enriches himself upon the ruin of his creditors.
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Examples of Centage

Example #1
These are all imported from the United States.
Example #2
I could make them do so.
Example #3
This minutia of detail is applied to the distribution of a vast bulk of mail.
Example #4
There are a number of lines in the far West, on which the clerks do not leave the train for a number of days.
Example #5
The per centage of correctness rarely falls below seventy-five; an average is generally made of ninety-five per cent.
Example #6
These examinations are held at intervals among all the clerks to test their efficiency, and as an incentive to study, to keep fresh in their minds the proper disposition of the important mails passing through their hands.