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Percent Symbol

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Percent Symbol

The term "percent" is derived from the Latin per centum, meaning "hundred" or "by the hundred".

The sign for "percent" evolved by gradual contraction of the Italian term per cento, meaning "for a hundred". The "per" was often abbreviated as "p."—eventually disappeared entirely. The "cento" was contracted to two circles separated by a horizontal line, from which the modern "%" symbol is derived.

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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