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quantile

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

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Origin of quantile

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