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,
 percept,
 perceptible,
 perception,
 perceptive,
 perceptively
Origin of percentile
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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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percentile
1885, coined by English scientist Francis Galton (18221911) from percent + ile.
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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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