[ des-il, -ahyl ]
/ ˈdɛs ɪl, -aɪl /
one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into ten groups having equal frequencies.
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Example sentences from the Web for decile
Among boomers who will receive an inheritance, the top 10 percent will receive more than every other decile combined.
The high school dropouts in the 9th decile make about 3.1 times as much as those in the 1st.
British Dictionary definitions for decile
/ (ˈdɛsɪl, -aɪl) /
- one of nine actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into ten groups with equal frequencies: the ninth decile is the value below which 90% of the population lieSee also percentile
- a tenth part of a distribution
Word Origin for decile
C17: from deca- + -ile
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