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interquartile range

[in-ter-kwawr-tahyl, -til]
noun Statistics.
  1. the range of values of a frequency distribution between the first and third quartiles.
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Origin of interquartile range

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + quartile
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British Dictionary definitions for interquartile range

interquartile range

  1. statistics the difference between the value of a variable below which lie 25 per cent of the population, and that below which lie 75 per cent: a measure of the spread of the distribution
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