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    Default top 1%

    Does this "top" mean "more or higher than 1%" or "be the best= to be the top of 1%"?

    gu80)Our world is aging -...Japan, whose population of 100-year-olds is expected to top 1% by 2040, is already experiencing these changes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "top" mean "more or higher than 1%" or "be the best= to be the top of 1%"?
    The second of your suggestions doesn't mean anything to me.

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    Default Re: top 1%

    The verb 'to top' means 'to exceed or surpass' (Collins).

    'The number of 100-year-olds is expected to be greater than 1%....'

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