- Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°.
Origin of quartile
Examples from the Web for quartile
Of course, that's just an illustration; people don't mechanically drop down a quartile by getting more education.
A 3rd quartile candidate with "some college"earning $1085 a week becomes a second-quartile BA holder earning . . . $1066.
First Quartile--Fairly clear; illumination of actual scene is fairly represented.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development
- statistics one of three actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into four groups with equal frequencies
- statistics denoting or relating to a quartile
- astrology denoting an aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°
- a quarter part of a distribution
Word Origin and History for quartile
c.1500, originally in astronomy; see quartile (adj.). In statistics, from 1879.
mid-15c., "90 degrees apart" (of astronomical measurements), from Middle French quartil, from Medieval Latin quartilus "of a quartile," from Latin quartus "fourth" (see quart).