Definition of percentage point in English:

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percentage point

noun

A unit of one percent: interest rates rose by 1.75 percentage points
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  • The margin of error was plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
  • For example, the three sites listed Mr. Obama's lead in Colorado at 6.5 percentage points to 6.7 percentage points on Monday afternoon.
  • The corresponding difference among cosmopolitan voters (34 percent of whom said they attended religious services regularly) was 29 percentage points.

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Syllabification: per·cent·age point

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