decile

[ des-il, -ahyl ]
/ ˈdɛs ɪl, -aɪl /

noun Statistics.

one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into ten groups having equal frequencies.

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Origin of decile

First recorded in 1880–85; dec- + -ile
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British Dictionary definitions for decile

decile
/ (ˈdɛsɪl, -aɪl) /

noun

statistics
  1. 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
  2. a tenth part of a distribution

Word Origin for decile

C17: from deca- + -ile
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