[ kwon-tahyl, -til ]
/ ˈkwɒn taɪl, -tɪl /

noun Statistics.

one of the class of values of a variate that divides the total frequency of a sample or population into a given number of equal proportions.

Nearby words

  1. quantico,
  2. quantifiable,
  3. quantification,
  4. quantifier,
  5. quantify,
  6. quantitate,
  7. quantitation,
  8. quantitative,
  9. quantitative analysis,
  10. quantitative character

Origin of quantile

1935–40; quant(ity) + -ile noun suffix, on the model of percentile

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