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Basically, you can have your prompt show almost whatever you want in Linux (Bash) so there's no real indication to what it might mean. It might be typical for the shell that has been assigned to that user, or just configured to show that by the sysadmin for whatever reason. Have a look at this site for some simple explanation. Check what shell is used by that user by running:
Z-shell is an advanced shell that attempts to combine various ideas from bash, ksh, and tcsh, but that's about all I know about it. A look through their FAQ shows them apparently using % as the default prompt in their code examples.
And anishkumarv, could you please remove the "----" lines in your signature, or at least break them up with some spaces? They force my screen to side-scroll, making your threads hard to read. I tried sending you a private message about it last month, but you seem to have missed it.