quartile

[ kwawr-tahyl, -til ]
/ ˈkwɔr taɪl, -tɪl /
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noun

Statistics. (in a frequency distribution) one of the values of a variable that divides the distribution of the variable into four groups having equal frequencies.Compare first quartile, median, third quartile.
Astrology. a quartile aspect.

adjective

Astrology. of or relating to the aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°.

Nearby words

  1. quartersaw,
  2. quarterstaff,
  3. quartes,
  4. quartet,
  5. quartic,
  6. quarto,
  7. quartz,
  8. quartz clock,
  9. quartz crystal,
  10. quartz glass

Origin of quartile

1500–10; < Medieval Latin quartīlis, equivalent to Latin quart(us) fourth + -īlis -ile

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British Dictionary definitions for quartile

quartile

/ (ˈkwɔːtaɪl) /

noun

statistics one of three actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into four groups with equal frequencies

adjective

statistics denoting or relating to a quartile
astrology denoting an aspect of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°
a quarter part of a distribution

Word Origin for quartile

C16: from Medieval Latin quartīlis, from Latin quartus fourth

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