percentile
[ persentahyl, til ]
/ pərˈsɛn taɪl, tɪl /

noun
one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into 100 groups having equal frequencies: Ninety percent of the values lie at or below the ninetieth percentile, ten percent above it.
adjective
of or relating to a percentile or a division of a distribution by percentiles.
Nearby words
perceived noise decibel, percent, percent sign, percentage, percenter, percentile, percept, perceptible, perception, perceptive, perceptual
Can be confused
percent percentage percentile (see usage note at percent)Dictionary.com Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for percentile
percentile
/ (pəˈsɛntaɪl) /
noun
one of 99 actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into 100 groups with equal frequencies; the 90th percentile is the value of a variable such that 90% of the relevant population is below that valueAlso called: centile
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Science definitions for percentile
percentile
[ pərsĕn′tīl′ ]
Any of the 100 equal parts into which the range of the values of a set of data can be divided in order to show the distribution of those values. The percentile of a given value is determined by the percentage of the values that are smaller than that value. For example, a test score that is higher than 95 percent of the other scores is in the 95th percentile.
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