Are search scores calculated in percentages?

I am wondering what the scoring of search results are based on. Is it an arbitrary number that has no maximum or does it reach a point of perfect match (like a score of 100). I could not find the answer via this link under score property:

Dear Chandler,
I’m assuming your question relates to Geocoding. Currently, the score cannot be used to determine whether a result is a “perfect match”. The score is relative within the set of results for the given query, and is only used to sort the results.

However… We’re close to publishing documentation for a new response field for Geocoding, called Match Confidence. This new field will contain a score between 0 and 1, where 1 indicates a perfect (textual) match. For results that match partially, the confidence will be lower than 1.

I’ll let you know when this new field is available.
Best,
Wouter

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Thanks for the fast reply. Looking forward to this new field!

Hi Chandler,
Just to confirm: the new Match Confidence field has been added to Geocode responses. Please check the documentation (Geocode | Search API) for more details.

Best,
Wouter